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Robert J. Harvey

Robert J. Harvey

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Robert Harvey lives on Denman Island, one of the Gulf Islands on the Pacific Coast.

Relying on his own sense of the Sea gained in teenage years on coastal towboats, he wrote this story following retirement after 54 years as a courtroom lawyer.

He is an Honorary Member of the CMMC (The Company of Master Mariners of Canada) Vancouver Island Division.

Based on research of his family history and 600 pages of HBC Archived logbooks, Robert Harvey shows, rather than tells, the tale of historical HBC Captain James Gaudin and his voyages between London and the New World in the latter half of the 19th century.

This eloquently written, wonderfully detailed and historically accurate fictional account of the early days of the HBC is mesemerizing and enlightening.