Liv Kennedy's parents were pioneers on Quadra Island, and she was born aboard the Coast Mission ship Columbia. She grew up in logging camps and fishing villages along the coast, spending much of her time in boats, and in 1965 began a four-year trip around the world in a 37-foot cutter. She now lives in Nanoose Bay, BC, where she works as a freelance writer. Her articles and photographs appeared in Pacific Yachting for twenty years, she contributes regularly to Boat World and she is co-author of Vancouver Once Upon a Time. She is the author of Coastal Villages [1991]. [Harbour Publishing 2003]

Liv Kennedy, born on the mission ship Columbia when it was docked in Port Neville, was raised in the logging camps and fishing villages of the coast by her Norwegian-Canadian parents. After 20 years of writing a column for Pacific Yachting and Boat World she gathered her coastal photos, research and memories for a 1991 bestseller, Coastal Villages of British Columbia.

[BCBW 1992]