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Robb Douglas Wins Duthie Award for 'Skookum Tugs'


"Skookum Tugs: British Columbia's Working Tugboats," with photographs by Robb Douglas, has won the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award, A BC Book Prize given to the best book published in British Columbia in terms of public appeal, initiative, design, production and content.

Published by Harbour Publishing, "Skookum Tugs" takes the reader through a day on deck and explores three of the major types of tug work performed on the coast: moving logs, moving barges and wrangling ships. The images of Douglas, a Canadian Broadcasting Corp. cameraman and professional photographer, are accompanied by the text of Peter A. Robson and Betty Keller.

The Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award includes a C$2,000 prize that is shared equally between author and publisher. The BC Book Prizes have been celebrating the achievements of British Columbia writers and publishers since 1985.