|Subject:||Cdn Non-Fiction||Publisher:||Whitecap Books Ltd.|
|Published:||May 15th 2011||Pages:||178|
The 50th anniversary edition of this BC classic, now in hardcover, will make a timeless keepsake.
This is a biography and astonishing adventure story of a woman who, left a widow in 1927, packed her five children onto a 25-foot boat and cruised the coastal waters of British Columbia, summer after summer.Muriel Wylie Blanchet acted single-handedly as skipper, navigator, engineer and, of course, mum, as she saw her crew through encounters with tides, fog, storms, rapids, cougars and bears. She sharpened in her children a special interest in Haida culture and in nature itself. In this book, she left us with a sensitive and compelling account of their journeys.
M. Wylie Blanchet (1891-1961), aka "Capi," was born in Montreal, Québec, and married to Geoffry Orme Blanchet. In 1922, Geoffry moved his family to Vancouver Island, and when he died in 1926, Muriel took their five children on summer cruises along the British Columbia coast. It was these travels that became her inspiration to write The Curve of Time.