Anthony Dalton is the author of numerous books on maritime history including The Graveyard of the Pacific, The Fur-Trade Fleet, Alone against the Arctic, and Sir John Franklin. He is a fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and is past-president of the Canadian Authors Association. He lives in Tsawwassen, British Columbia.
Despite losses, the fur-trade fleet had a relatively good safety record. Inevitably some ships foundered in arduous conditions. The Fur-Trade Fleet tells some of their dramatic stories. All of the accounts touch on some aspect of Canadian history and highlight the development of coastal transportation. --BC Books for BC Schools