Author: gary

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...

A Brief Look At Tugboat History   Steam power began to make it way onto the world scene in the late 1700’s. By the early 1800’s, riverboats were being fitted with steam engines. This engine quickly became the most efficient and widely used way to propel boats.   In...