Richard E. Wells


Dick Wells speaks from personal experience – and from love of the seafaring life. He describes a way of life that has very largely vanished, and which is not to be characterized by "good riddance," but rather to be regarded with a feeling of deep loss. We have here, though, a small segment of that way of life as it took place in our coastal waters not too many years ago. For this we are profoundly grateful.

Leonard G. McCann, Curator
Vancouver Maritime Museum

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The Vancouver Voyages of the Barque Pamir

One of the few sailing ships to survive in ocean trade into the first decades of the twentieth century, the barque Pamir was the last of a once great fleet of German square riggers. After an extensive refit, the Pamir was operated by the Union Steamship company of New Zealand; it appeared in Vancouver in June 1945 with a cargo of tallow in exchange for wheat. The story of the ship's three Vancouver voyages will appear to all those interested in maritime history, seamanship and the breathtaking grandeur of the square riggers, graceful ghosts of the high seas.
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Nautical • 137 pp • 8¾ x 7¾
ISBN 1-55039-128-7 • paper • $19.95
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