After living on the North Coast for 40 years, Dr. W.B.M. Hick became absorbed in Prince Rupert's history and its frustrated ambition to be a major Canadian port. He's published Hay's Orphan: The Story of the Port of Prince Rupert (Prince Rupert Port Authority, 2003 $24.99), an in-depth history that arises from the ambitions of Charles Hayes-aka Hays-president of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in the early 1900s. Dr. Hick was once the only physician in the isolated village of Stewart and he was on the BC Ferries' first board of directors. He uses charts and photographs to explain the political, economic and industrial development of railways, grain and coal export and marine transportation. 0-9733894-0-0

[BCBW Summer 2004] "Maritime"