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Ryan Wahl to Visit Prince Rupert

Monday, December 1, 2008

Join Ryan Wahl, author of Legacy in Wood: The Wahl Family Boat Builders, for two special book events this month in Prince Rupert:

· Saturday, December 6 at 2:00pm: Slideshow and talk at Rainforest Books, 251 3rd Ave West.
· Sunday, December 7 at 2:00pm: Reading and signing at Prince Rupert Library, 101 6th Ave West. Books sold by Rainforest Books.

Legacy in Wood is a detailed portrait of master boat builder Ed Wahl and the important role his family business played in the creation of British Columbia's fishing industry.

Ryan Wahl is the great-grandson of Ed Wahl, legendary British Columbian shipwright. Ryan spent his childhood building toy boats from scrap lumber piled by the bandsaw, and eventually helped in the construction of the last Wahl family boat, the Legacy. Wahl was raised in Prince Rupert and the nearby community of Dodge Cove, Digby Island. He now lives in Nanaimo, BC, with his wife, Lori.