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Be Part of the Legacy - Ryan Wahl Presents New Book

Posted: Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Join author Ryan Wahl for a special book event with a slideshow presentation at Coho Books (1074 Shoppers Row, Campbell River). Saturday, October 25th at 4:00pm.

Legacy in Wood is a detailed portrait of master boat builder Ed Wahl and the important role his family business played in the creation of British Columbia's fishing industry.

Legacy in Wood is an illustrated story of shipwright Ed Wahl. With the help of his six sons, Wahl created the most successful commercial fish-boat building enterprise on British Columbia’s north coast, and one of the most well known boat shops on the entire BC coast. Threaded with memories of Ed’s sons and the crew of the Wahl boatyards, Legacy in Wood provides a unique look into a family business that enabled the fishing industry to be a mainstay of British Columbia’s economy.

Ryan Wahl is the great-grandson of Ed Wahl, legendary British Columbian shipwright. Ryan spent his childhood building toy boats from scrap lumber piled by the bandsaw, and eventually helped in the construction of the last Wahl family boat, the Legacy. Wahl was raised in Prince Rupert and the nearby community of Dodge Cove, Digby Island. He now lives in Nanaimo, BC, with his wife, Lori.