Arctic Workhorse: The RCMP Schooner St. Roch

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TouchWood Editions, 2003 - History - 68 pages
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Dodging between the Arctic floes, almost crushed several times, the little RCMP vessel St. Roch was the first ship to conquer the hazardous Northwest Passage from west to east. Two years later, in 1944, she did it from east to west.

Arctic Workhorse is a biography of St. Roch, from her construction in Vancouver in 1928, through her working life and famous voyages, to her resting place at the Vancouver Maritime Museum.

 

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Contents

Policing the Arctic
9
Through the Northwest Passage
30
Preserving a Legacy
45
Chronology of St Rochs Voyages
64
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About the author (2003)

James P. Delgado, PhD, FRGS, RPA, has a long list of accomplishments. Wearing his many hats as historian, curator, land and sea archaeologist, scientist, researcher, deep-sea diver, television host, museum director, lecturer, author and storyteller, Dr. Delgado has built an incredible foundation of knowledge and experience in his field. Author of over 30 books, Delgado is known as one of the leading experts in world maritime history. He was the Executive Director of the Vancouver Maritime Museum for 15 years. In 2006, he became the Executive Director of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology (INA) and moved into the role of President in April, 2008. He is a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society, London and of The Explorer's Club, New York.

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