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Pioneers of the Pacific Coast: A Chronicle of Sea Rovers and Fur Hunters
     

Pioneers of the Pacific Coast: A Chronicle of Sea Rovers and Fur Hunters

by Agnes C. Laut
 

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In the early sixteenth century, the first exploratory ships arrived on the Pacific Coast of North America. These rovers were seeking gold and silver, fur pelts, a safe passage from the Pacific to the Atlantic, and above all, adventure. Though many of the voyagers didn’t survive the dangerous sea crossings or the perils that awaited them on land, their stories

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In the early sixteenth century, the first exploratory ships arrived on the Pacific Coast of North America. These rovers were seeking gold and silver, fur pelts, a safe passage from the Pacific to the Atlantic, and above all, adventure. Though many of the voyagers didn’t survive the dangerous sea crossings or the perils that awaited them on land, their stories live on in Pioneers of the Pacific Coast.

Agnes C. Laut chronicles long-forgotten true stories packed with hazards and surprise. In the 1500s, The Golden Hind breaks into the Pacific Ocean, despite harsh warnings from the Spaniards that it was a “closed sea.” Years later, the Russian explorer Vitus Bering and his crew are stranded on an island when their ship is caught in a storm. In the 17th century, British Captain Vancouver meets with Spanish Captain Quadra at Nootka Sound to decide who owns the Pacific Coast. All these explorers risked their lives to find out whether this perilous land was worthy of settlement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781926971025
Publisher:
TouchWood Editions
Publication date:
07/06/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
120
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Agnes C. Laut was born in Huron County, Ontario, in 1871. She became a reporter and editorial writer for the Manitoba Free Press in the 1890s, then a wide-ranging travel writer. Her books include Lords of the North, Heralds of Empire, The Story of the Trapper, Pathfinders of the West, Vikings of the Pacific, Canada at the Crossroads, and The Romance of the Rails. She died in 1936.


Rosemary Neering is a Victoria-based writer, editor and photographer. She has published numerous articles in noted periodicals such as British Columbia Magazine, Canada’s History Magazine, and Western Living. Rosemary also has over 40 book-length publications to her name, including A Traveller’s Guide to Historic British Columbia and Down the Road. Her most recent publications include The Pig War: The Last Canada–US Border Conflict and British Columbia Bizarre: Stories, Whimsies, Facts and a Few Outright Lies from Canada's Wacky West Coast. When Rosemary isn’t travelling throughout BC looking for new stories, she enjoys time at home with her partner, Joe, and her cat.

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