Friday, March 21, 2014


Many of the readers that live or have lived in western Canada, and have dabbled in Canada's history may have read about John Irving.  Mr. Irving made and lost several fortunes on Canada's rivers in and around the late 1800's, and he was most successful at it.

John worked on and in his fathers business....which entailed stern-wheeler ships, of which was involved in the shipping of miners and supplies to the rich goldfields of Barkerville.

This is a reasonably short article...but it is interesting to know about this interesting man along with the history of stern-wheelers in this era of Canada in the late 1800's.

If you do decide to "give it a go" just click on this title: JOHN IRVING KING OF THE RIVERBOATMEN
and it will take you directly to the document.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014


This article is about the "light" side of the WW II, but also it entails a info about a group of individuals that worked in getting info to the proper people....  They mainly work in hiding ...they were referred to as the "Coast Watchers".
Coast Watchers was hunted by the Japanese as a passion, and if caught, most generally was "beheaded" on the spot.
This article provides some insight in getting some "Coast Watchers" out of harms way 
If you wish to let you eyes dance over the words of this short article just click on: