Friday 5 March 2021

How to Order

An affordable $35 includes COVID-safe postal delivery anywhere in Canada. There are two ways to order:

MAIL ME: Cheque or money order made payable to Eric Gagnon. Mailing address: 415 Glen Castle Road, Kingston, ON K7M 5V3     or...

EMAIL ME: Interac e-transfer to - Let me know exact answer to security question and your mailing address. I ship within 2 business days.

(Some customers are not able to see sidebar on smartphone screen, so I'll leave this here. Please scroll down for more, including sample pages and a video flip-through!

Thursday 4 March 2021

Now Available at Novel Idea Bookstore

If you're in downtown Kingston and stop by Novel Idea at 156 Princess Street, you can pick up a copy of Smoke on the Waterfront - The Trains, Ships and Industries of Kingston Harbour. Oscar and his staff have been great to work with in making my book available to folks downtown.
As always, I will donate $1 for every copy to the Queen's University Archives to support their important preservation work.

Wednesday 11 November 2020

Launching My New Book!

I'm pleased to announce the release of my seventh book, entitled Smoke on the Waterfront - The Trains, Ships and Industries of Kingston Harbour. Professionally-printed in Kingston by Allan Graphics, the book features 75 pages highlighting historic connections to the city's waterfront. One hundred photographs, most previously-unpublished, have been selected to illustrate Kingston's vital waterfront transportation links and commercial enterprises, many of which are only traces on today's downtown scene. Historians and hobbyists alike will treasure the trove of fascinating facts, plus a plethora of photos and maps curated in this book by a local author, blogger and book creator Eric Gagnon. Please see right sidebar for ordering information.

Click for a video preview fireside page-through here

Please enjoy the book's table of contents and complimentary views of sample pages (click for a larger view):

Tuesday 10 November 2020

Flying out the Door!

It's been a busy weekend! Since the launch on Friday, 27 copies of Smoke on the Waterfront have flown out the door. (Above - ready for the mail!) Thank you to customers and contributors who are receiving their copies. As expected, many customers are in Kingston, and on the Highway 401 Corridor: places like Brockville, Oshawa, Toronto, London, Kitchener and Amherstburg. The Internet reaches every place though, so orders also came in from places like Fergus and Winnipeg! Copies are mailed out, or available for local pick-up. Encouraging. Now, I'm looking forward to hearing some feedback!