Born in 1942, Peter D. Ommundsen studied wildlife biology at the University of British Columbia and was employed at Selkirk College for 32 years. From Salt Spring Island he self-published Lexicon of British Columbia Mammals (Cape West Publishing / Sandhill 2002 $14.95). It explains in simple terms how animals native to B.C. have been named and classified. 0-9682084-1-X

As a Castlegar resident who had travelled on most of the Bowen Island ferries between Snug Cove and Horseshoe Bay prior to 1956, he examined company records and conducted interviews to produce Bowen Island Passenger Ferries (Cape West Publishing / Sandhill 1997 $14.95), a serious history of the Bowen Island ferry service which was operated by the Sannie Transportation Company between 1921 and 1956. 0-96882084-0-1

[BCBW 2004] "Outdoors" "Transportation"