Edac is the story of a small boat piloted by Noel and Alberta Woodworth through the waters of the North Coast of B.C.
Although written by Noel, the book is published posthumously by Alberta. In it, she shares the stories of their recreational boating experiences, which Noel wrote during their 30-year ownership of the boat.
The stories start right at the beginning, when Alberta and Noel were novice sailors, getting help from friends and family on fishing and crabbing trips to learn navigation.
Noel outlines how he and his wife found the old ship and refurbished her, adding another three decades to the already half-century age.
Although it wasn’t always smooth sailing, especially on the rugged North Coast. Noel recounts a fishing trip that ended suddenly when Alberta was confronted with a bear.
Edac had her final sail when Alberta and Noel brought her 500 miles from Prince Rupert to Cowichan Bay to donate her to the wooden boat society. Unfortunately, Edac was too far deteriorated to be refurbished.
Edac was of great interest to the boating community and two of Noel’s published articles are included in the book.
Author: Noel K. Woodworth
Published by: self-published
Available at: Nanaimo Maps and Charts, Nanaimo Museum