Behind the Steam
THE INSIDE STORY OF THE GASTOWN STEAM CLOCK
Daryl R. Stennett
New 127 pages
The Gastown steam clock is undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vancouver. Despite its misleading Edwardian appearance (it was built in the 1970s) and the use of archaic technology (a steam engine), Daryl Stennett shows that while the steam clock may be a charlatan as a historical artifact, the story of how it came to be is fascinating in its own right.