Winter Reads and Other Christmas Gifts

Local History, Environmental Science and More From the Bruce!

We are excited to bring you some of our favourite Bruce County, Fishing Islands and Great Lakes inspired titles this winter season. They are available for purchase now, and can be found at our Ticket Booth at 310 Main Street in Sauble Beach, this coming summer. Looking for a great Christmas Gift?  Here is a copy of our recent issue of Tour New, which contained our list of titles. Make sure to subscribe at the bottom to get future issues of Tour News. Instructions on how to order, are at the bottom.

THE BRUCE DOCUMENTARY SERIES (DVD)

The Bruce DVD

For thousands of years, people have been drawn by the beauty, abundance and mystery of Ontario’s rugged Bruce Peninsula. This three-part series explores
the ancient relationship the Saugeen Ojibway have with this territory and the lengths they go to hold onto that relationship, especially the right to fish. We learn about the regions rapid colonization period and the area’s equally rapid decolonization as people left for greener pastures in western Canada. Discover how tourism and the arrival of the world’s largest nuclear power station changed things here. As well, you will uncover how the Bruce becomes one of the most important natural area’s in Ontario.

PRICE: $25.00 (plus taxes, shipping and handling)

THE BRUCE

Bruce County History

BY ROBIN HILBORN

ISBN-10: 0802060072
ISBN-13: 9780802060075

Robin HIlborn is a retired information officer for the federal government and author of the local histories Southampton Vignettes (2010), Heart of the Great Lakes (2015) This companion to The Bruce Documentary Series also has three parts. The topics reflect those in the film, but with much more historical background.

PRICE: $35.00 (plus taxes, shipping and handling)

THE BRUCE BECKONS

Bruce Peninsula

BY W. SHERWOOD FOX

ISBN-10: 0802060072
ISBN-13: 9780802060075

This well-known and locally-loved book by W. Sherwood Fox, received immediate acclaim as a wonderful guide to the Bruce Peninsula when it was first published in 1952. Our strong connection to this book includes a thank you in the foreward to Peter’s grandfather Walter Newman for his contributions to the chapter on the lumbering on the Bruce Peninsula.

PRICE: $26.00 (plus taxes, shipping and handling)

THE ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE CHIPPEWAS OF NAWASH

Saugeen Ojibway Nation

BY POLLY KEESHIG TOBIAS

ISBN-10: 0968090400
ISBN-13: 978-0968090404

This 89 page graphic representation of historical events beginning with the 1836 Treaty to the trial of two band members in 1992 for exceeding their quota of lake trout. In the words of the late Dr. Basil Johnston: “This book deserves to be in classrooms.”

PRICE: $25.00 (plus taxes, shipping and handling)

THE DEATH AND LIFE OF THE GREAT LAKES

Great Lakes

BY DAN EGAN
ISBN 978039335550

The Death and Life of the Great Lakes is prize-winning reporter Dan Egan’s compulsively readable portrait of an ecological catastrophe happening in the Great Lakes, blending the epic story of the lakes with an examination of the perils they face and the ways we can restore and preserve them.

PRICE: $23.95 (plus taxes, shipping and handling)

SHIPWRECKS, MONSTERS AND MYSTERIES OF THE GREAT LAKES

Shipwrecks

BY ED BUTTS
ISBN 9781770492066
Since the sinking of the Griffon in 1679, the shoals and reefs, uncharted rocks, and sandbars of the Great Lakes have taken more than 6000 vessels to their watery grave. A ship caught in a storm on the Great Lakes had much less room to maneuver than did one at sea. The wreckage of ships and the bones of the people who sail them litter the bottoms of the five lakes: Ontario, Erie, Huron, Michigan, and Superior. Ed Butts has gathered stories and lake lore in this fascinating, frightening volume. For anyone living on the shores of the Great Lakes, or just fascinated by them, these tales will inspire a new interest and respect for their storied past.

PRICE: $16.99 (plus taxes, shipping and handling)

CHILDREN’S TITLES

PADDLE TO RATTLESNAKE ISLAND

kids books Bruce County

BY DONNA STEWART
ISBN

#1 in the Brucedale Backpackers series of outdoor adventure stories for young readers. Katie and Matt learn kayaking skills and find excitement on a camping trip. Inspired by a trip in the Fishing Islands of Lake Huron! Author is part-owner of Bruce Peninsula Boat Tours.

PRICE: $7.95 (plus taxes, shipping and handling)

SKIING IN BLACK BEAR PARK

Skiing on the Bruce

BY DONNA STEWART
ISBN 1-896922-22-8 978-1-896922-22-5

When Katie and Matt go winter camping, they learn to cross-country ski, and glide into an adventure.

PRICE: $8.95 (plus taxes, shipping and handling)

THE PHANTOM PIPER

Kincardine Lighthouse

BY BARBARA AGGERHOLM
ISBN
This well-known and locally-loved book by Sherwood Fox, received immediate acclaim as a wonderful guide to the Bruce Peninsula when it was first published in 1952. Our strong connection to this book includes a thank you in the foreward to Peter’s grandfather Walter Newman for his contributions to the chapter of the lumbering on the Bruce Peninsula.

PRICE: $8.95 (plus taxes, shipping and handling)

HOW TO ORDER

If you would like to order titles for this Christmas season, please send an email to TheStewarts@brucepeninsulaboattours.com and include your name, book or DVD title, number of copies, and full mailing address including postal code. We will provide you with a quote that includes shipping costs and will await your confirmation that you wish to proceed with the order. Prior to shipping we require by e-Transfer to the email address above.

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