Gumboots in the Straits

Nautical Adventures from Sointula to the Salish Sea

Edited by Lou Allison
Compiled by Jane Wilde

Categories: BC History, Anthology
Imprint: Caitlin Press
Paperback : 9781773861548, September 2024
Expected to ship: 2024-09-06

The Gumboot series returns with more 70s west coast adventures, this time in the stunning and delightfully eclectic communities of Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea.


Returning to the fascinating 1970s migration of young people to BC’s West Coast, Gumboots in the Straits gathers more stories of the romance of the sea and the demographic and personal change of that time. As many young men made their way to Vancouver Island and the many other islands scattered throughout the Salish Sea and beyond in search of opportunity and new adventures, they discovered paths beyond the reach of roads and new horizons, both physical and metaphorical, where all seemed possible.

Packed with stories of personal transformation, breaking new ground and adapting to the changing tides of life, Gumboots in the Straits joins bestsellers Gumboot Girls, Dancing in Gumboots and Gumboot Guys in capturing the dynamic momentum of the decade and the enduring allure of the sea.