ARMITAGE, Doreen




Author Tags: Local History, Maritime

Born in Toronto on August 14, 1931, Doreen Armitage came to B.C. in 1972. A retired school teacher living in Vancouver, she specializes in natural history, having given lectures on the Lower Mainland. An avid boater, she has over 25 years of experience in Howe Sound. She has published articles in various magazines, including Canadian Geographic, Outdoors Canada, Canadian Heritage and Canadian Living. Armitage has lived at Lions Bay and a cottage on Lillooet Lake. She interviewed 16 old-tie tugboat captains, engineers and deckhands for From the Wheelhouse, a look at towboating in B.C. It was shortlisted for the Bill Duthie Booksellers Choice Award. Tales from the Galley: Stories of the Working Waterfront examines the working lives of commercial divers, deep-sea drillers, coast pilots, fishermen, tugboaters and Coast Guard skippers.

AWARDS:

Burrard Inlet: A History - City of Vancouver Book Award, 2002 finalist

BOOKS:

Around the Sound: A History of the Howe Sound -- Whistler (Harbour Publishing, 1997)
Burrard Inlet: A History (Harbour Publishing, 2001)
From the Wheelhouse: Tugboaters Tell Their Own Stories (Harbour Publishing, 2003, 2006)
Tales from the Galley: Stories of the Working Waterfront (Harbour 2007).

[BCBW 2007] "Local History" "Maritime"