Shipwrite Productions is Kevin Monahan, retired Canadian Coast Guard captain.

Shipwrite has produced several books about the Pacific northwest and electronic navigation, including The Radar Book--Effective Navigation and Collision Avoidance 2nd Edition, which has been adopted by the Canadian Power Squadrons as its radar study guide.

Shipwrite offers seminars on a wide range of marine and nautical subjects. 

Visit Kevin Monahan's channel on Youtube Kevin Monahan's articles on the Ports and Passes website

From Ports and Passes

Broughton Islands and Mainland Inlets

Desolation Sound and Discovery Islands

Topographic Maps and Distance Tables

More than a map ! !


Ports and Passes Skipper's Logbook

Everything you need in a Logbook


The Radar Book--Effective Navigation and Collision Avoidance 2nd Edition

A United States Power Squadrons guide 

Complete with new addendum on digital radar

Local Knowledge--A Skipper's Reference (Tacoma to Ketchikan)

The celebrated reference for the coastal skipper. Includes detailed guidance for navigating BC coastal rapids.

Watch for the new edition coming in 2023 ! !

Using Radar for Collision Avoidance

A training aid

For training or to post in your pilothouse. (2-sided on heavy cardstock) 

Shipwrite's Guide - Identifying Ocean-Bright Pacific Salmon

Cold Water and Personal Flotation

Learn HOW cold water kills, and HOW to stay alive.  

Visit Chyna Sea Ventures, home of Ports and Passes, the west coast tide guide, and other nautical publications 


Alternatives to pyrotechnic distress signals

See the Transport Canada policy accepting e-Visual Distress Signal Devices instead of flares on pleasure craft..

Proud member of the 

Canadian Safe Boating Council

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Kevin Monahan     



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Last updated August 2023