Notes from the field

  • New Publishing Arrangements and Good News:
    Harbour Publishing, a long established and highly-respected British Columbia book publisher, has rereleased my book, The Klondike Gold Rush Steamers, after most of the stock was lost in the fire at Sono Nis Press. The book was available in fall 2019, in hard cover, and in nice time for Christmas. It is still $50.00 CDN plus ...
  • Fire at Sono Nis Press, Winlaw, BC
    SEE IMPORTANT UPDATE IN MY MORE RECENT POST On August 4, 2016 there was a serious fire at the office and warehouse of my publisher, Sono Nis Press in Winlaw, BC. Diane Morriss was away at the time, as was Jim Brennan who was returning home to see the smoke from the fire in the distance. ...
  • Memories sailed away with Princess Marguerite
    I had the great pleasure of doing an interview with Feliks Banel, of KIRO Radio, 97.3 FM Seattle this week. He aired his show today. Here is the link if you would like to hear it. http://mynorthwest.com/386854/memories-sailed-away-marguerite/
  • Along the Way: Vintage and Unusual Road Vehicles in Burma, 2006Along the Way: Vintage and Unusual Road Vehicles in Burma, 2006
    Here is a selection of unusual vehicles seen along the way in Burma/Myanmar during a visit in 2006. By North American and European standards most of these are very elderly vehicles, but in a cash-short country like Myanmar people are very imaginative in keeping things working. Some of these are North American products from Dodge ...
  • China Travels, January 2016China Travels, January 2016
    Steam is all but gone from the railways of China and for one “last” opportunity for photography I visited Fuxin in northeast China at the beginning of January. I travelled with several friends from the UK and one from New Zealand. Fuxin is one of the last two places in China were steam locomotives are ...