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The Beaver: The Hudson's Bay Company 1835 Steam Ship epub

by John McKay


The Beaver: The Hudson's Bay Company 1835 Steam Ship epub

ISBN: 1551250667

ISBN13: 978-1551250663

Author: John McKay

Category: Transportation

Subcategory: Transportation

Language: English

Publisher: Vanwell Publishing Ltd.; First Edition edition (April 30, 2007)

Pages: 208 pages

ePUB book: 1448 kb

FB2 book: 1937 kb

Rating: 4.3

Votes: 454

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The Beaver, the first steamship to appear on the West Coast, represented a pivotal advance in coastal trading for the HBC.

The Beaver, the first steamship to appear on the West Coast, represented a pivotal advance in coastal trading for the HBC. Built in Britain as a sailing ship with masts and rigging to cross the Atlantic, she was also outfitted with a steam engine and paddle wheels, and was a pioneer in the transition from pure sail to mechanical power. The book is presented in two parts, a The Beaver, the first steamship to appear on the West Coast, represented a pivotal advance in coastal trading for the HBC.

The Hudson's Bay Company's 1835 steam ship Beaver

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Bibliographic Details. Title: The Hudson's Bay Company's 1835 Steam Ship. List this Seller's Books. Publisher: Vanwell Publishing Lt. Canada. Publication Date: 2001. Payment Methods accepted by seller.

Bibliographic Details Publisher: Vanwell Pub. Lt. The book is presented in two parts, a hardcover volume and a series of 42 full-scale folded plans.

Beaver was the first steamship to operate in the Pacific Northwest of North America Beaver served trading posts maintained by the Hudson's Bay Company between the Columbia River and Russian America (Alaska) and played an important role in helping.

Beaver was the first steamship to operate in the Pacific Northwest of North America. She served off the coast from 1836 until 1888, when she was wrecked. Beaver served trading posts maintained by the Hudson's Bay Company between the Columbia River and Russian America (Alaska) and played an important role in helping maintain British control in British Columbia during the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush of 1858-59.

1835 Named: BEAVER for the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC). 1870 Sold to a consortium that became British Columbia Towing and Transportation Company in 1874 and towed barges, log booms and sailing vessels. Sailed to Fort Vancouver (Vancouver, Washington) where the engine was assembled and paddlewheels mounted. 1836 Steam engine was fired up for the first time. 1888 Ran aground on Prospect Point, Stanley Park in Burrard Inlet, Vancouver. Striped of fittings and metal. Charles McCain removed about 500 kg of bronze and copper fittings he later turned into memorabilia such as coins, key chains and jewelry.

The Beaver was built in London of British oak, elm, greenheart and teak, copper fastened and sheathed. She was finally sold by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1874

The Beaver was built in London of British oak, elm, greenheart and teak, copper fastened and sheathed. Her length was 101 feet, beam over the paddle boxes 33 feet. She was finally sold by the Hudson's Bay Company in 1874. Loggers bought her and used her for a towboat and served until 25 July 1888 when she went aground, due to an inebriated crew, on rocks at Prospect Point in Vancouver's Stanley Park. Beaver - D First steamship on the Pacific, 1835, 47; carries party to build Fort Camosun (Victoria), 178; north to Forts Taku and McLoughlin, 178; returns to Victoria, 179; to Fort Vancouver, 180; history of ship, 180 181. Bi. McCain, History o. The makers of Canada.

The story of the Beaver, the first steam powered vessel to challenge the remote, largely uncharted coast of the Pacific northwest coast of. .

The story of the Beaver, the first steam powered vessel to challenge the remote, largely uncharted coast of the Pacific northwest coast of North America. A combination of technical manual and historical text, this book will appeal to modelers and history buffs. Approximately 100 pages are devoted to descriptions of Beaver’s machinery including joints, shafts, paddle wheels, pumps, valves, and engines. Hudson’s Bay Company’s 1835 Steam Ship Beaver quantity. Required fields are marked .

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The Beaver, the first steamship to appear on the West Coast, represented a pivotal advance in coastal trading for the HBC. Built in Britain as a sailing ship with masts and rigging to cross the Atlantic, she was also outfitted with a steam engine and paddle wheels, and was a pioneer in the transition from pure sail to mechanical power. The book is presented in two parts, a hardcover volume and a series of 42 full-scale folded plans. Plans, drawings and illustrations of the ship have been produced by John McKay, including every aspect of her construction, engines and rigging.This beautiful book will be sought by all those interested in ship design as well as modellers.
On the advice of one of the other reviews, I purchased this book directly from Amazon (ship and sold by Amazon.com). The book was hardbound, not paperback as stated in the ad, and included all the plates with box. I was concerned of paying one hundred dollars or more to obtain the book with plates. Instead the price was very reasonable, less than half of the one hundred and higher some of the sellers were charging.
Thank you Amazon for offering a quality book/plates at a fair price.
Another well written book on the SS Beaver including a nice history of the settling and growth of Canada's Pacific coast is: Dowager Queen: The Hudson's Bay SS Beaver.
This is a must have for anyone seriously interested in early steamships. The entire package consists of the book itself and 21 24"x18" loose, double sided, fold up extremely detailed plans and isometric views of all aspects of the ship including its engines, all packaged in an attractive box.

The book itself describes the ship in detail as well as discussing its history. It is illustrated with contemporary illustrations and additional detailed plans.

A word of caution though. Some vendors are selling only the book itself without the separate plates. (I fell into that trap.) Be suspicions of anyone selling a new copy of the book in the $10 or thereabout price range. The copy I bought directly from Amazon (not the Amazon Market Place) included the plates and box.
I had been looking for information that I knew was in this one book. It had been a hard to fine book. I myself have found that the book meet all of my expectations. The book came in and was in pristine conditions. I have been very happy over this one purchase.