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Voyage of the Pelican:
a Thunder Bay Odyssey

Written by
Bill MacDonald

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124 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9780888873835
$18.95 CA

This book is in stock and ships within 48 hours of receipt of order.

About the Book Come deep-sea cruising for two adventure-filled weeks aboard the refurbished bumboat Pelican. Circumnavigate Thunder Bay´s Outer Harbour in fine and stormy weather. Like Ulysses sailing home to Ithaca on the mythical Mediterranean, visit Caribou Island, Hare Island, Angus Island, Pie Island, Flatland Island, Thompson Island, Spar Island, Mission Island, Medusa Cove, the Welcome Islands. Enjoy the company of skipper Pelican Pete and his seven wily shipmates. Encounter the Oracle of Shuniah, carnivorous plants, albino cranes, nude kayakers, Mission Marsh crocodilians. Listen to the talking rocks and the Ojibway legends of Nanabijou, who once slept on his stomach and may very well do so again someday. Experience the joys of moonwort and goldenrod, the tang of nautical poetry. And when the voyage is over, sail home a wiser, braver, happier person

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About the Author Bill MacDonald
Since graduating from the University of Manitoba, and a year in Paris studying at the Sorbonne, Bill has been a forester, arctic weatherman, immigration officer, and school teacher. He lives in Thunder Bay, selling his books and scenic photography at Fireweed Crafts Inc. His short fiction has appeared in "Geist Magazine" and "Prairie Fire." Recent books include: "Lamplight" (2010), "Sirens" (2009), "The Quarry" (2008), "Shadows at Sunset" (2007), "Ruby's Last Ride and other stories" (2007),"Close the Door Softly and other stories" (2007), "A House in the Country"(2007), "Through a Dark Cloud Shining" (2006), "Catwalk: a feline odyssey" (2006), "Barnabus Snug Harbour" (2006), "Soothsayer" (2006), "The Holly Tree" (2005), "Stinging Nettles" (2005), "Christmas Eve at Silver Islet" (2004), "Vive Zigoto" (2004), "Daughters of the Sun - Filles du soleil" (2003), "Hyenas in the Streets" (2003), "Goodbye Picadilly" (2002), "Patagonian Odyssey!" (2001), "Home Before Dark" (2001), and "The Great Millennium Mount Everest Cat Expedition" (2000).

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