Publisher: Heritage House Publishing (March 1, 2010)
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On January 22, 1906, the passenger send Valencia misplaced her method in heavy fog and rain and rammed into the lethal rocks at Pachena element at the west coast of Vancouver Island. because the break used to be shattered by means of the pounding waves, the survivors clung desperately to the rigging. Few made it the quick distance to shore throughout the frigid and turbulent waves—117 of the 164 souls aboard perished. A 12 months prior, the King David have been wrecked on Bajo Reef close to Nootka Sound. The destiny of her sailors was once even more mysterious. this present day, the awesome Pacific beach of Vancouver Island attracts hikers, surfers and storm-watchers to wonder at its usual splendour. however the ghosts of the Valencia, King David, Janet Cowan, Pacific, Soquel and dozens of different misplaced ships nonetheless hang-out the rugged shorelines of the Graveyard of the Pacific. Anthony Dalton tells the fantastic tales of lots of those ships and their brave crews, who usually came upon that their nightmares had simply all started after they made it ashore. those real stories of catastrophe and bold rescues are a desirable event into British Columbia maritime heritage.