Canada’s former national flag, the Canadian Red Ensign, evolved over the years as the nation grew. In this video, based on a talk he has given several times in 2016-2017, Charles D. Maginley outlines the history of the former national … Continue reading
Now available from Long Hill Publishing!
Created in 1962 as a successor to the civilian Canadian Government Fleets that had existed since Confederation, the Coast Guard has included a wide variety of ships and smaller craft from large icebreakers to small patrol vessels and rescue lifeboats as well as hovercraft and helicopters.
All are described and illustrated in this volume.
This new book updates The Ships of Canada’s Marine Services, describing the fleet from the official creation of the Canadian Coast Guard in 1962 through its first 50 years. Smaller vessels not covered by the previous volume are fully described here.
The authors, Charles Maginley, Bernard Collin and Ronald Barrie, have all served in the Coast Guard and have contributed to other books about Canada’s nautical heritage.
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As a maritime nation Canada has supported marine services since colonial times to safeguard its waterways. The present Coast Guard established in 1962 grew out of the need for a national maritime organization to protect Canadian sovereignty, ensure marine safety … Continue reading
This is an illustrated record of the historical and hard-working ships that have shaped our history and our maritime heritage, current to the year 2001. The ships included belong to the Canadian Coast Guard and its predecessors, to the Customs … Continue reading