History of the Canadian Coast Guard


CSS Acadia at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax

On 6 December 2018 the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage” announced that the museum ship CSS Acadia will receive a much needed refit.

At 105, the Canadian Survey Ship Acadia is the oldest preserved museum ship in Canada. She survived the Halifax Explosion and two World Wars, and now sits in front of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Halifax.

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Favorite The Canadian Coast Guard Fleet 1962-2012

The Canadian Coast Guard Fleet 1962-2012Now 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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