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Rick James is a writer, maritime historian, photographer and field archaeologist, whose work has been published in numerous periodicals including The Beaver: Canadas History Magazine, The Sea Chest: Journal of the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society and Western Mariner. He is the author of Ghost Ships of Royston and co-authored Historic Shipwrecks of BC's Central Coast, Historic Shipwrecks of the Sunshine Coast and The Comox Valley. Many people recognize him from his role in The Sea Hunters documentary Malahat: Queen of the Rum Runners, which aired on Canada's History channel. He lives in Courtenay, BC. You can find out more by visiting his website at


Book Cover The Comox Valley: Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland and Area
978-1-55017-408-3 · 1-55017-408-8 · November 2006 · Hardback
CAD$34.95 · USD$34.95
Book Cover Don't Never Tell Nobody Nothin' No How: The Real Story of West Coast Rum Running
978-1-55017-841-8 · 1-55017-841-5 · October 2018 · Hardback
CAD$32.95 · USD$32.95

Maritime historian Rick James separates fact from fiction in this authoritative look into BC’s rum-running past.

Book Cover Raincoast Chronicles 21: West Coast Wrecks and Other Maritime Tales
978-1-55017-545-5 · 1-55017-545-9 · September 2011 · Paperback
CAD$24.95 · USD$24.95
The romance of shipwrecks is universal and few places on earth have more of them to explore than BC's rock-bound coast.