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