AFFLECK, Edward L.




Author Tags: Local History, Transportation

"He was known as Steamboat Ted to some in the Kootenay area." -- Bruce M. Watson, eulogy, 2003.

Born in Nelson, B.C. on April 5, 1924, Edward Lloyd Affleck accompanied his father, a civil engineer and land surveyor, on field trips at a young age and attended school in Nelson. He graduated from UBC with honours in chemistry, briefly served in the Pacific Infantry Battalion in 1945 and then taught high school in Alberni, Kelowna and Mission. In Seattle he studied to become a librarian, later working at the University of Oregon as a science librarian. He became an accountant in Vancouver and compiled two histories of chartered accountants in B.C. He married Jean Galbraith and they remained married for 26 years until her death in 1989, raising two children. He also played the viola and avidly sang opera. He died in 2003. The name for his own publishing imprint called Alexander Nicolls Press was derived from his maternal grandparent.

Author of:

Sternwheelers, Sandbars and Switchbacks: A Chronicle of Steam Transportation in the British Columbia Waterways of the Columbia River System 1865 to 1965. Revised edition: Vancouver, Alexander Nicolls Press, 1973

Kootenay Lake Chronicles. Vancouver: Alexander Nicolls Press, 1978

Kootenay Pathfinders: Settlement in the Kootenay District. Vancouver: Alexander Nicolls Press, 1976.

The Settlement and Development of the Kootenay Lake Outlet Area. Vancouver: The Author 1987.

Affleck's List of Sternwheelers Plying the Inland Waters of British Columbia 1858-1980. Vancouver: Alexander Nicolls Press, 1994.

A Century of Paddlewheelers in the Pacific Northwest, the Yukon and Alaska. Vancouver: Alexander Nicolls Press, 2000.

High Grade & Hot Springs: A History of Ainsworth Camp. Ainsworth Hot Springs Historical Society, 2001.

Editor of:

Kootenay Yesterdays: Three First Hand Accounts of Mining, Prospecting, Ranching, Teaching and Trapping in the Kootenay District in Pre-World I Times. By Clara Graham, Ed Picard, Angus Davis.

[BCBW 2003] "Transportation" "Ranching" "Local History"