Tag Archives: the Broughton Islands

Circumnavigating Gilford Island (Indulging a Longing for Inlets)

6 July 2012 Viner Sound/Tribune Channel/Bond Inlet and the Ahta River/Sargeaunt Passage/Knight Inlet/Tsakonu Cove After days of rain and fog, summer suddenly arrived in the Broughton, hot and bright. We stayed moored to the Forest Service buoy in Viner Sound … Continue reading

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Fishing Lessons II (In which we kill a lingcod and learn to fillet it)

4 July 2012 Viner Sound, BC We were moored to a Forestry Service buoy in Viner Sound and our provisions were running low.  A fresh fish would be lovely, we thought. Our friend Rick, who had persuaded us to come … Continue reading

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The Sound of Something Vanishing (Billy Procter)

2 July 2012 Echo Bay, Gilford Island, BC We were eager to meet Billy Proctor, a lifelong resident of Echo Bay, now in his 70s.  Billy had worked as a fisherman, a hand logger, a beachcomber, a salvager, and an … Continue reading

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Searching for Pictographs (Dinghy Anthropology)

We admit it, we like to make fun of the way several Europeans we know carry out anthropological investigations.  (No names will be mentioned.) They seem to believe that they are immersing themselves in the history of First Nations’ cultures … Continue reading

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Potts Lagoon

28-30 June 2012 Potts Lagoon is a still surviving, although not exactly thriving float home community, anchored in a narrow cove on West Cracroft Island near the outlet of a lagoon. Named after Murray Clarke Potts, an Ontario student of … Continue reading

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