The Canadian Coast Guard Fleet 1962 – 2012
This book was a labor of love for all involved. Charles Maginley (who happens to be my father-in-law) is a marine historian and author. This is his third book, developed over a four-year period with two other contributors. I got involved when the contributor that was to do the print design could not longer work on the project.
All that was available was 10 x 10 formatted Microsoft Word document with all the photos embedded. We started by ripping the contents apart, properly formatting them and then putting them back together…all 375 images with captions, extensive tables and an index. Each image was digitally enhanced in Photoshop, caption and copyright information added and hand placed in Indesign.
Half Title Page
Part Introduction Page
We had a lot of fun working on this book, in spite of the challenges. We even went on a ‘location scout’ together, to determine the best angles to shoot the CGS Acadia in Halifax Harbour. See the bottom right image for the result.
CGS Acadia spread, including photo of ship taken specifically for this book
Charles is thrilled with the results, is getting great feedback, and is already talking about the next book.
The Canadian Coast Guard Fleet 1962 – 2012 is available for purchase directly from Long Hill Publishing