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"Active and retired tug skippers tell their stories. Includes tales of the steam tug era, everyday life on the boats (including some great, monotony-relieving pranks), the challenging weather; mishaps, rescues, salvages and the 'unexpected.' Dozens of great photos of the tugs and crews al work. Highly recommended!" -Western Mariner ." . . excellent archival photos and just the right amount of detail and variety in these records of tugboating to capture our interest. . . . a charming review of a world that is very much part of the West Coast . . ." -Martyn Clark, Victoria Times-Colonist "Step into the lives of the industry's most colourful characters and greatest heroes as well as ordinary captains and crew. [Armitage] captures the romance, danger and day-to-day experiences of a sector of the marine industry that most people know little about." -Pacific Yachting "It is a beautiful book, lovely and well done." -Barb Pope, Mulberry Bush Books "Doreen Armitage, a Vancouver-area boater and writer, knows how tugboat captains, deckhands and engineers keep their cool in cramped quarters, dangerous waters and dodgy weather." -Vancouver Sun "Whenever a historian is also a good storyteller, you can be assured that an excellent book will result. From the Wheelhouse is a good read." -Coast Reporter "Step into the lives of the industry's most colourful characters and greatest heroes as well as ordinary captains and crew. [Armitage] captures the romance, danger and day-to-day experiences of a sector of the marine industry that most people know little about." -"Pacific Yachting" ." . . excellent archival photos and just the right amount of detail and variety in these records of tugboating to capture our interest. . . . a charming review of a world that is very much part of the West Coast . . ." -Martyn Clark, "Victoria Times-Colonist" "Doreen Armitage, a Vancouver-area boater and writer, knows how tugboat captains, deckhands and engineers keep their cool in cramped quarters, dangerous waters and dodgy weather." -"Vancouver Sun" "Whenever a historian is also a good storyteller, you can be assured that an excellent book will result. "From the Wheelhouse" is a good read." -"Coast Reporter" ," . . excellent archival photos and just the right amount of detail and variety in these records of tugboating to capture our interest. . . . a charming review of a world that is very much part of the West Coast . . ." - Martyn Clark, Victoria Times-Colonist "Step into the lives of the industry' s most colourful characters and greatest heroes as well as ordinary captains and crew. [Armitage] captures the romance, danger and day-to-day experiences of a sector of the marine industry that most people know little about." -"Pacific Yachting" "It is a beautiful book, lovely and well done." -Barb Pope, Mulberry Bush Books

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