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Incident At Burrard Inlet In late May 1914, a ship called the Komagata Maru tried to enter Vancouver harbour. On board were 376 British subjects. Each of them had joined this voyage specifically to fight and make a stand against the current Canadian immigration laws. The...

Fishing Practices Commercial fishing in British Columbia uses a variety of different practices. They include: Gillnets are rectangular pieces of netting 900-1800 feet long and 50-60 meshes deep. When used on rivers, the only covered 1/3 of the width. The top was floated using...

Beachcomber or Log Salvor It's hard to imagine an occupation that better embodies the mythologies of western society more than the Log Salvage business. Many occupations available in today's ever more organized economy pay lip service to enterprise, initiative and self reliance. The Log Salvor, to...

Incident At Burrard Inlet     In late May 1914, a ship called the Komagata Maru tried to enter Vancouver harbour. On board were 376 British subjects. Each of them had joined this voyage specifically to fight and make a stand against the current Canadian immigration laws. The...

SS Naramata   She served the Okanagan for over 50 years and is now one of the last surviving steam tugboats (not in service) in British Columbia (along with the SS Master in Vancouver). The SS Naramata, one of the hardest day-to-day workers of her time, now...

HMS Victory Few, if any, of great ships that moved through the waters in the ages of yesterday are around today outside of pictures or old memories.   One of these great pieces of history is the HMS Victory. She is the oldest commissioned English warship still in...

Charlotte Dundas  Many countries have their  firsts for many things in this world.  For the marine industry in Britiain, it was a steamship that became touted as the world`s first “practical steamboat”.  She was named the Charlotte Dundas. She first sailed this waters  in 1803. With an engine designed and  built by...

COAST FERRIES IS NOW PART OF HISTORY   Business is built on the strength and dedication of all the people involved. Business is also built from what a person knows and loves to do and it becomes their life. A family business passes down through the generations of...