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Canada's Pacific Gateways: Realizing the Vision Paperback – 2011


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 450 pages
  • Publisher: Prince Rupert Port Authority; 1st edition (2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0973389419
  • ISBN-13: 978-0973389418
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #468,079 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Nestled on Canada's majestic Pacific Coast are two superb natural harbours: Prince Rupert in the north and Vancouver in the south. Connected by their rail corridors to almost the entire continent, Prince Rupert and Vancouver have developed -- albeit at vastly different rates -- into major national ports and key gateways for the burgeoning trade between Asia and North America. The fascinating story of their development, fortunes, and misfortunes is told in Canada's Pacific Gateways.

At its core, Canada's Pacific Gateways is a detailed and carefully chronicled story of trade and development on the West Coast, but it is far, far more. It is a story of dreams and vision, of political will and, at times, political expediency. Dr. Hick delivers a compelling and lively account of the people -- the visionaries, financiers, and politicians -- who built both the ports at Vancouver and Prince Rupert and vital rail corridors that serve them.

Set against an evolving backdrop of early trade and exploration, the opening of the Panama Canal, two world wars, the Great Depression, economic cycles, and changing markets, Canada's Pacific Gateways takes readers on a fascinating historical journey that begins with a nascent Canada and follows the changing political landscape through to 2011.

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