Head of CBC-TV in Vancouver for 21 years prior to retirement, Hugh Palmer wrote Circumnavigating Father about the life and times of Arthur Palmer, one of the first men to traverse the Chilkoot Pass. Palmer's father was a Vancouver-based contractor who lived in the West End from 1908 to 1932. He engineered the Hell's Gate section of the Fraser Highway and built the Alexandra Bridge. Hugh Palmer lives in West Vancouver.

[BCBW 2004] "Humour" "Engineering"