The Cherie and a living legend of the BC coast. I only knew him as “Greyhill”. A “remittance man“, he was reputed to have sailed single handed as far as Point Barrow in Alaska, and knew the coast like few others
The Teredo Navalis (my trimaran) and an interesting “conversion” resulting from the combination of an old double ender fishing boat with the top of a van body and a 58 chevy pickup cab making the topsides. This photo was taken in the southern part of the Charlottes (Haida Gwai) near Burnaby Island.
This is the “canoe” of The Starship and the Canoe, built by George Dyson at Balcarra in the early 70s. He now builds kayaks in Bellingham, WA as well as researching and writing historical works.
A killer whale near Johnstone Straits in 1977.
My dinghy under sail in the Gulf Islands, a spritsail gaff rig, simple and effective, steered with an oar in the notch of the dory style transom.
Butedale, BC in 1940, the year my mother worked there as a tutor.
- Fishing boats south of Prince Rupert, BC in 1977.
- The “car” on the beach at Fort Rupert, BC.
- A kid at Fort Rupert, BC on northern Vancouver Island, driving his “car”.
A couple of kids fishing at Whaletown, BC in 1977, the mountains of northern Vancouver Island in the background.
Part of the village of Memkumlis in the vicinity of Alert Bay, BC. You can see the last of the old style house frames between the later frame houses.
- The old Chinese bunkhouse at Bones Bay, BC. There was interesting graffiti dating back to the 30s or 40s on the walls. This and almost all the other buildings were removed ca. 1980.
- A kid from Klemtu, BC, standing on a petroglyph at Meyers Narrows in 1978.
The main dock of the cannery at Bones Bay, BC in 1977.
- An old boatshed in the Gulf Islands, BC.
The Teredo and Moonshadow rafted up on Banks Island, BC.
The Teredo Navalis under sail in the Gulf Islands, BC.
Aloft making a repair while underway aboard the Teredo.
- The Teredo after being dismasted in 1984.
- The Teredo with a jury rig, sailing south to build a new mast.
- One Tree Island in the vicinity of Chatham Channel, BC.
The boatbuilding “establishment” of a couple of boat hippies on Burnaby Island in the Queen Charlotte Islands in 1977. The plastic windowed building housed a Bristol Channel Cutter in progress, the wood all from beachcombed lumber, sawn with a chainsaw mill and hand planed.
- The Bristol Channel Cutter described above, in progress.
The Burnaby Islanders attempting (unsuccessfully) to dig a geoduck.
A couple of women kayaking on the east side of Moresby Island in the Queen Charlottes Islands in 1977.
Kayaker’s graffiti in the Queen Charlotte Islands in 1977.
The Teredo at anchor on Moresby Island in the Queen Charlotte Islands.
Hotsprings Island in the Queen Charlotte Islands, looking south to All Alone Stone and Burnaby Island in 1977.
- A guy running a “dozer” boat, sorting logs inside of a boomed area at Forward Harbour, BC in 1978.