Author Tags: Maritime

John MacFarlane is the coordinator of the Nauticapedia Project. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, (London U.K.) in 1994. He is the Curator Emeritus of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia in Victoria BC. He is the author of numerous books and articles including Canada’s Admirals & Commodores; Canada’s Naval Aviators and the Official Guide to Pacific Rim National Park.

His The Nauticapedia List of British Columbia’s Floating Heritage represents the most complete inventory of floating heritage in British Columbia published to date. It recognizes older floating vessels built before 1960 as an intrinsic component of British Columbia’s nautical heritage.

The list of 1,170 vessels is intended to serve as a handy reference for ship watchers, historians, casual observers, and armchair explorers. The pedigree of each vessel provides a snapshot of the nautical and industrial history of the province. These boats/vessels or their pedigrees are exemplars of the designer’s vision, the builder’s craftsmanship, the activities of the owners who used them, and the functions and events to which they are tied.

Three more volumes covering the vessels built before 1975 are anticipated with Volume Two coming out at the end of June. Each of these volumes will contain the histories of about 1,200 vessels each.


The Nauticapedia List of British Columbia’s Floating Heritage (Volume 1) $25 978-0-9936954-0-7

[BCBW 2014]