Ban­ner im­age: The pur­pose built launch Skeez­ix, with her fine yacht lines and fast hull, un­der pow­er off Rum Row, Mex­i­co, ear­ly 1930s.  cred­it:  Fras­er Miles col­lec­tion

West Coast Rum Running illustrated presentations:

Mar­itime Mu­se­um of British Co­lum­bia
No­vem­ber 1, 2018   5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
634 Hum­boldt St., Vic­to­ria, B.C.

Van­cou­ver Mar­itime Mu­se­um
No­vem­ber 4, 2018  2:30 p.m.
1905 Og­den Ave., Van­cou­ver, B.C.

Clay­oquot Sound Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre
No­vem­ber 14, 2018  7:00 p.m.
380 Camp­bell Street, Tofi­no, B.C.

Port Al­berni Her­itage So­ci­ety
No­vem­ber 15, 2018   7:00 p.m.
Dog­wood Room, Echo Cen­tre, 4255 Wal­lace St.
Port Al­berni, B.C.

Sid­ney and North Saanich In­let Yacht Club
Jan­u­ary 24, 2019
1949 North Saanich Way,
North Saanich, BC
Buf­fet at 6:00 pm $30, talk at 7:15 pm
Reser­va­tions: 250 – 656-4600

Roy­al Vic­to­ria Yacht Club’s Cruis­ing “Booz­ing” Din­ner
March 28, 2019
No host cock­tails 17:30; Din­ner 18:30; Pre­sen­ta­tion 19:30
Mem­bers & guests: $30 pp — in­cludes din­ner, dessert and cof­fee, gra­tu­ities and tax­es.
Reg­is­ter by log­ging in at or phon­ing Rachel at 250 – 592-2441
A 24-hour can­cel­la­tion no­tice is re­quired

Courte­nay and Dis­trict Mu­se­um
April 16, 2019, 7 pm
Copies of Don’t Nev­er Tell No­body Noth­in’ No How will be avail­able for pur­chase ($32.95, Har­bour Pub­lish­ing) and sign­ing af­ter the talk.
Ad­mis­sion to the evening is $5 per His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety mem­ber; $6 non-mem­bers (plus GST). Ad­vance tick­ets rec­om­mend­ed.
The Courte­nay and Dis­trict Mu­se­um is lo­cat­ed at 207 Fourth Street in down­town Courte­nay. FMI: 250 – 334-0686 ext. 5.

Pow­er­Point Pre­sen­ta­tion host­ed by the
Tah­sis Lit­er­ary So­ci­ety
June 6, 2019, 7 pm
Senior’s Cen­tre, 299 Alpine View, Tah­sis
Tea, cof­fee and cook­ies

Vic­to­ria His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety
Oc­to­ber 24, 209, 7:30 pm
James Bay New Hori­zons Hall, 234 Men­zies St., Vic­to­ria




Books by Rick James: Don't Never Tell Nobody Nothin' No How, West Coast Wrecks, The Ghost Ships of Royston, Historical Shipwrecks of the Central Coast of BC, Historic Shipwrecks of the Sunshine Coast