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Rick James is a writer, maritime historian, photographer and field archaeologist, whose work has been published in numerous periodicals including The Beaver: Canada’s History Magazine, The Sea Chest: Journal of the Puget Sound Maritime Historical Society and Western Mariner. He is the author of Ghost Ships of Royston and co-authored Historic Shipwrecks of BC's Central Coast, Historic Shipwrecks of the Sunshine Coast and The Comox Valley. Many people recognize him from his role in The Sea Hunters documentary Malahat: Queen of the Rum Runners, which aired on Canada's History channel. He lives in Courtenay, BC.


Book Cover The Comox Valley: Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland and Area
978-1-55017-408-3 · 1-55017-408-8 · November 2006 · Hardback
CAD$34.95 · USD$34.95
Book Cover Don't Never Tell Nobody Nothin' No How: The Real Story of West Coast Rum Running
978-1-55017-841-8 · 1-55017-841-5 · October 2018 · Hardback
CAD$32.95 · USD$32.95

Maritime historian Rick James separates fact from fiction in this authoritative look into BC’s rum-running past.

Book Cover Raincoast Chronicles 21: West Coast Wrecks and Other Maritime Tales
978-1-55017-545-5 · 1-55017-545-9 · September 2011 · Paperback
CAD$24.95 · USD$24.95
The romance of shipwrecks is universal and few places on earth have more of them to explore than BC's rock-bound coast.