The Vancouver Maritime Museum has extended a kind invitation to Canada’s Arctic tall ship to moor at their Heritage Harbour for the winter. Our new mailing address is: North Star of Herschel Island Heritage Harbour 1905 Ogden Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V6J 1A3

On June 15th, 2013 at 0600 we cast off from Victoria, B.C. and headed out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca. ¬†Conditions were light. The engine had been producing some steam from the oil pan but we had been assured that this would burn off by our shore mechanic. It continued to produce steam […]

CBC Radio’s Gregor Craigy aboard yesterday for a tour of the ship and to hear her amazing story and also to learn about the book. The show will be aired in the near future and I will put up a link here.

I have been invited to put on the slide show and lecture for Wooden Boat Wednesdays at Port Townsend’s Wooden Boat Center on Wednesday March 20th, 2013 at noon. Reservations are required. See you there at one of our very favourite ports.

We recently gave a tour of the ship to two young men from Sachs Harbour, Kevin Gully and Kyle Anthony Donovan. They remarked on how great it was that the ship seemed virtually unchanged from when she was built. They toured the main salon which used to be the cargo hold for either the furs […]

6th Jan, 2013

North Star on Twitter

The old ship continues to forge ahead with modern technology. Please give a follow to her @ArcticShip on Twitter!

4th Dec, 2012

Book now available at:

The book can be ordered directly from this site or from friesenpress.com. It is also for sale in Victoria, B.C. – Maritime Museum of British Columbia Munro’s Books Vancouver, B.C. Vancouver Maritime Museum Edmonton – Audrey’s Books Saskatoon – McNally Robinson Books Winnipeg – McNally Robinson Books Thunder Bay – Thunder Bay Museum Toronto – […]

I have signed on with a free service for authors -¬†http://askdavid.com which will promote the book, North Star of Herschel Island, on their website and through their social media links. I am quite excited to see how this works. If a book sells through Amazon they will take a cut from Amazon but my royalties […]

Launched the book, North star of Herschel Island, in the office of Mister Dennis Bevington, MP for the Western Arctic at Capital Hill, House of Commons, Parliament Buildings, Ottawa. From there toured the book through Toronto, Winnipeg, Regina, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Calgary and Thunder Bay. Quite a trip and many, many people now about Canada’s Arctic […]

Launching the book today in the office of Mister Dennis Bevington, M.P. for the Western Arctic at 1600 hours. then off to the Collected Works Bookstore in Ottawa for a 1900 slide show and talk about the ship and the book. Here we go!

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