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March 2, 2012

Ferry Tales

Filed under: Island Neighbours — Jocko @ 2:47 pm


I received this message this morning from Phillip Vannini, author of the newly published book “Ferry Tales“.  I was contacted by Phillip back in February of 2008 to provide any information I may have had towards his writing project.  The book has now been published and is available online.

Greetings from Gabriola Island!

I hope this message finds you well. As you may remember, quite some time ago you were so kind to share with me your experiences, stories, and perspective on ferries and life on the coast.  I thought I should let you know that the research has just been published. The book is published by Routledge and can be found at their website here: or through any major online retailer like  I hope to have the book in local bookstores too, but that always takes quite a while.

In writing the book I’ve made sure I spoke to both a local audience as well as an academic one, so I hope it will be pleasant to read. You can also check out the book’s accompanying website at, which features excerpts from the book, photos, maps, and audio documentaries.

The book sells for about $30. Because so many people up and down the coast donated their time to me to make this project happen, I thought I’d donate my time too. 100% of my royalties will go to two non-for-profit groups here on Gabriola that help out with children’s programs and people in need.

Thank you again for helping me capture a glimpse of life in your community.

Phillip Vannini
Professor and Canada Research Chair
School of Communication & Culture
Royal Roads University

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