Apr 10, 2024 11:00 AM
Ian Kennedy, Author
"The Best Loved Boat"

 Ian Kennedy is a Comox Valley resident and author of 8 books, the most recent of which is The Best Loved Boat: The Princess Maquina.  He will take us on an imaginary 1924 journey up and down the West Coast of Vancouver Island on the BC built SS Princess Maquina. The CPR ship made the 1500 km round trip from Victoria to Holberg, three times a month serving the many isolated communities on the West Coast from 1913 - 1952.  The people who lived there grew very attached to the ship and it’s crew relying on them for their supplies, spare parts medical emergencies, news and transportation, becoming so attached to the ship that they often referred to her as “The Best Loved Boat”.

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