MACFARLANE, John M.




Author Tags: Maritime

Assisted by Dan and Linda Salmon, John M. MacFarlane is the editor and author of books about the maritime history of B.C. as well as the main force behind an exceptional website about B.C. maritime history, The Nauticapedia. His website states:

"As Director of The Nauticapedia Project he is realizing a dream dating back to 1976 to highlight the defining stories of British Columbia’s heritage. He was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, (London U.K.) in 1994. He is the scion of three generations of Pacific coast tug boaters and naval officers. He was commissioned as an Acting Sub–Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve in 1968 after completing two years of training with the University Naval Training Division (UNTD). He is a retired Director of the Maritime Museum of British Columbia in Victoria BC and is now the Curator Emeritus of that venerable institution. He is the author of numerous books and articles on maritime, naval and aviation topics including Canada’s Admirals & Commodores; Canada’s Naval Aviators and the Official Guide to Pacific Rim National Park."

MacFarlane 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. It is estimated that of these volumes contains the histories of about 1,200 vessels.

BOOKS:

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

BOOKS:

The Nauticapedia List of British Columbia’s Floating Heritage (Volume Four 1971–1975)

ISBN # 978-0-9936954-3-8

20/08/2014 Published in November 2014 Volume Four is 284 pages, and lists 1,750 of British Columbia ships and boats built between 1971 and 1975 – that are still afloat. About 125 of the vessels are illustrated with photographs. The ships are great representatives of working vessels, fishing vessels and yachts. This is a great reference book and enjoyable reading for all ship buffs - it includes the names of more than 15,000 boat owners.

The Nauticapedia List of British Columbia’s Floating Heritage (Volume Three 1966–1970)

ISBN # 978-0-9936954-2-1

20/08/2014 Published in August 2014 Volume Three is 212 pages, and lists 1,200 of British Columbia ships and boats built between 1966 and 1970 – that are still afloat. About 85 of the vessels are illustrated with photographs. The ships are great representatives of working vessels, fishing vessels and yachts and provide the answer to the question "what’s the story on that boat over there!"

The Nauticapedia List of British Columbia’s Floating Heritage (Volume Two 1960–1965)

ISBN # 978-0-9936954-1-4

01/06/2014 Published in July 2014, Volume Two is 240 pages, and lists the histories of 1,150 of British Columbia ships and boats built between 1960 and 1965 – that are still afloat. The history and pedigree of each vessel provides a fascinating snapshot of the nautical and industrial history of British Columbia. Each vessel is an exemplar of the builder’s craftsmanship, the designer’s vision, and the activities of the owners over the years. The books are interesting handy references for ship watchers, historians, armchair explorers and family genealogists.

The Nauticapedia List of British Columbia’s Floating Heritage (Volume One 1892–1959) $25

ISBN # 978-0-9936954-0-7

01/04/2014 Published in April 2014, Volume One is 240 pages, lists the histories of 1,170 of British Columbia ships and boats built before 1960 – that are still afloat – some over 120 years old! These are the most comprehensive histories of ships afloat published in British Columbia and are an ideal handy reference to information that can only otherwise be accessed by detailed research in museums and archives. Carry it in the boat, in the car or use as a handy reference at home. It also fills the gap left when the Canada List of Shipping ceased printing hard copies.

Canada’s Admirals & Commodores; Canada’s Naval Aviators

J.M. Macfarlane, H.J. Quan, K.K. Uyeda and K.D. Wong co-authored: Official Guide to Pacific Rim National Park Reserve (Calgary: Blackbird Naturgraphics, 1996)

[BCBW 2016]