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Fishing Boats of the BC Coast

Fishing boats do not have anything to do with lighthouses you say! Well they do, because without fishing boats (plus vessels of other types) and the men that man them we would have no need for manned lighthouses, so fishing boats are important for lighthouses and the British Columbia (BC) economy. Trolling, Seining, Gillnetting – […]

Then You’ve Got to Clean Them!

Nice fish eh? This one is a forty-seven (47)  pound (21.3 kg) Spring Salmon. (Possible)Related posts: Now You Have to Cook Them! West Coast Recipes – Part One Triple Island Lighthouse is a Great Place to Fish! Powered by YARPP.

Tidelines and Ocean Currents

Tidelines – it is spelled both ways but I prefer the one-word form. A tideline, according to Wikipedia,  refers to where two currents in the ocean converge (or meet). Driftwood, floating seaweed, foam, and other floating debris may accumulate, forming sinuous lines called tidelines. The topic of this article came about after I saw the photo above.The photo actually […]

Chrome Island – a few photos for you

I received the following email from a friend on August 12, 2013: “Pictures of Chrome Island Lighthouse taken by Bruce’ssister-in-law  from Bruce’s brother’s living room at their home in Bowser, BC.”   View Chrome Island in a larger map   If you view the larger map you can see the points I have placed on the map showing […]

Return of the Fishboats

One of the events we looked forward to every year was the return of the trollers1 in the Spring to McInnes Island waters. Around the station was troller territory. In the deeper waters of Milbanke Sound was the place for the seiners. We made friends with a few of the fishermen, and always got a wave […]

Killer Whale Attack at McInnes Island Lighthouse!

One early morning I was out on the water trolling for salmon from my 12 foot (4 metre) aluminum boat. The sun was just rising and I had just completed and transmitted my first weather of the morning. By the time I had a coffee ready, loaded rods and lures into the boat and lowered […]

Life on Kains Island 1933 – 1944

– Roy Carver (son of C. E. Carver on Kains Island November 1933 – July 1944) Roy Carver told me he “was born at the Bancroft Nursing Home at 705 Cook Street in Victoria, BC in mid 1930s. This nursing home was set up for expectant mothers that lived in out of the way places with […]

Fishing in the Fog – Pulteney Point c. 1970s

The following story came to mind when a friend of mine from Victoria made a comment on this website. The water on the Inside Passage called Queen Charlotte Strait is know for its enveloping fogs which cover all land and sea, sometimes for days at a a time. In the early 1970s I was stationed […]

Triple Island Lighthouse is a Great Place to Fish!

The gallery of photos below are from a friend of mine in Smithers, BC who chartered a boat with his friends in August (2011) from Prince Rupert and went fishing off Triple Island lighthouse. If you look real closely at one of the photos of the lighthouse, you can see a man standing on the […]