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A Trip by Workboat from Carmanah Point c. 1970s – Part 1

– by Reg Gunn (First Mate on the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Sir James Douglas) To see what life was like in the workboats that delivered our groceries and took us off for holidays, check out Reg Gunn’s article Life in the Canadian Coast Guard below. I was talking with Reg Gunn and he told me “I […]

A Trip by Workboat from Carmanah Point c. 1970s – Part 2

Part 1 is available here. It was a big one with a lot of energy. To slow down would have put us at risk of being carried forward up the shore. The stern went violently up and I felt my weight double. As I looked down the length of the boat, it was easy to […]

Do You Remember This Aircraft?

A friend sent me this Youtube link about the Dehavilland Beaver in an email and it brought back lots of memories of the British Columbia coast. This is the “Beaver Ballad” performed by the Fretless Bar Girls. What does a seaplane have to do with lighthouses? In the days before helicopters many of these DeHavilland […]