Portland, OR: Binfords & Mort, 1968. First edition. Hardcover. Clean, tight 8vo. Dust jacket has one quarter-size hole in the spine which obliterates the first half of 'Shipwrecks', otherwise just a few little scuffs along the edges. Pastedowns have maps pinpointing the locations of many of the shipwrecks discussed in the book. Very Good + / very good. Item #14142
The Strait of Juan de Fuca, between Washington and Vancouver Island, Canada, have claimed more than 200 shipwrecks. The waterway was an important method of commerce from the ports of the word to the Pacific Northwest. Here are vivid thumbnail sketches of all the old tales and many new ones from the perilous adventures of the crews of the boats.