Creekstone Press

Northern BC's publisher

Creekstone Press Publications

Oar & Sail: An Odyssey of the West Coast

Description: Trade paperback, French flaps, 5.5" x 7.5", 160 pages, b&w drawings, maps

ISBN: 0-9684043-2-4

Price: $16.95

Oar & Sail is now out of print. Copies may be found through second-hand book sources.


At 66, Dr. Ken Leighton, former head of anaesthesia at the University of British Columbia Hospital, set off from Vancouver’s Jericho Beach in a custom-built, open rowing boat. Two years and a full logbook later, with calloused hands and a joyful heart, he docked the Morag Anne in Prince Rupert, 500 miles north of his launching point.

Join Dr. Leighton as he melds a love of language, Gaelic wit, and the sea in a story set on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.

The evocative illustrations were drawn for Oar & Sail by Dr. Roderick Leighton, Ken Leighton’s son. The maps were drawn by Anne Maclean.