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Promo Video of The True Story of the 1899 Shipwreck of the Scotsman

   I am proud to release a promotional video for my book The True Story of the 1899 Shipwreck of the Scotsman. It is available on my youtube channel. https://youtu.be/53AUCaGLtcw The “Scotsman” ocean liner slammed into Belle Isle off the northern coast of Newfoundland, September 22nd, 1899 leaving 14 dead. This tragic event turned even more devastating as firemen on the crew, hired on as “scabs” in England, began a drunken rampage and robbed passengers of their belongings. Stranded in the harsh climate of Belle Isle, men, women and children fought to survive. This harrowing tale is classic in Canadian maritime history. Included are interviews with shipwreck survivors, newspaper accounts, rare photos and the official report related to the event. It is available at Wordworth Books if in Waterloo Region, from the author's house or worldwide on Amazon.
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1949 Hespeler Planning Board Report Available as FREE Download

  In 1949 the town of Hespeler released their 28 page booklet outlining the future plans for the town. It is a great look back in time to what the priorities were for the town. Includes nicely illustrated maps. It is a free download now on our FreeBees Page.

Herbert Stitt - I Remember Book - 47 Years with Canadian Pacific Railway, History and Free Download

December 2nd, 2022 Update: Fixed issue, book should download easily now.  It was in 1998 when I went into a used book store in Kitchener and saw a box of books all containing one title, "I Remember" by Herbert Stitt. The book was a small format 4"x7" 102 pages. The book was originally published in 1983. There were about 25 copies in the box. I offered the store owner $25.00 for all of them and he accepted. I came home and read the book. It was a fascinating look at Herbert's 47 year career from 1915-1962 with the Canadian Pacific Railway. From a Canadian railway history prospective it was a treasure to own. In 2000, I put out a local railway calendar of Preston, Galt, Hespeler Railway Stations. I also offered the Herbert Stitt book for sale at $5.00. I sold them all but 2 copies which I kept for myself. About 10 years ago I was going through my archives and found the copies of the book. I decided at that time to try and find someone connected with the original p

The Canadian Brucellosis Incident

Available December 15th, 2022, a thrilling short story by Paul Langan recounts an event based on his time working for the federal government. A freezer full of brucella cultures, left over from the 1940s - 50s biological weapons development in Canada, was shipped from Saskatoon to Lethbridge. What happened that night in 1995 has never been told until now. Names and some events have been changed. Available from the author at his home, Amazon worldwide and Wordsworth Books Waterloo. For more information go to:. http://paullangan.com

The True Story of the 1899 Shipwreck of the “Scotsman” book to be released

The True Story of the 1899 Shipwreck of the “Scotsman” Book Canadian Author Paul Langan is set to release his 12th book titled, The True Story of the 1899 Shipwreck of the “Scotsman”. The tragedy happened at Belle Isle between Newfoundland and Labrador. The “Scotsman” ocean liner slammed into Belle Isle off the northern coast of Newfoundland, September 22nd, 1899. This tragic shipwreck turned even more devastating as firemen on the crew, hired on as “scabs” in England, began a drunken rampage and robbed passengers of their belongings. Stranded in the harsh climate of Belle Isle, men, women and children fought to survive. In the end, 24 people lost their lives. This harrowing tale is a classic in Canadian maritime history. Included are interviews with shipwreck survivors, newspaper accounts, rare photos and the official report related to the event. The book is 72 pages, 6x9 paperback format. It is available November 9th, 2022, worldwide through Amazon or locally through the author or Wo

VIA Rail Canada vs The Public - A new book about the 1991 CANRAILPASS debacle

  In 1991, a citizen was refused a VIA RAIL Canada "CANRAILPASS" because they were a Canadian citizen.  Paul Langan and MP Herb Gray filed a complaint with the National Transportation Agency under the Railway Act that Canadians were being prejudiced against by VIA Rail Canada for prohibiting them from buying the pass. Absurd as this sounds, VIA Rail Canada fought against offering the pass to Canadians and even went as far as fighting it, and losing, at the Federal Court of Appeal. Featured in the Book: The National Transportation Agency Decision The National Transportation Agency Order The National Transportation Agency Staff Report The Federal Court of Appeal Decision Newspaper Articles Available at W ordsworth Books, Waterloo, Ontario and AMAZON worldwide For information on all Paul's books go to: http://paullangan.com

Fisher Mills, Beaverdale Ontario Book Release a Success

  Thank you to everyone coming out yesterday to the book launch at the Wanner Mennonite Church Picnic Shelter. It was great meeting everyone. The History of Fisher Mills and Beaverdale Ontario book release went well. I am glad so many former and present residents came out. I will get more copies of the book in. I did not expect the large turnout.