Sisters of the Ice
by MacDonald, R. Bruce
Two British Columbian ships–the St. Roch and North Star of Herschel Islands–have performed legendary service in the Candian Arctic, defending the nation’s sovereignty. The former is now on permanent display at the Vancouver Maritime Museum and is well known to many of its visitors. The latter is still sailing, adding to her legend with owner R. Bruce MacDonald and his family aboard. In this new book, author and artist MacDonald presents the meticulously researched origins and service logs of both ships. His "biography" of these Arctic sister ships will enthrall old Arctic hands, maritime history buffs, and anyone who appreciates well-written Canadian history.