Tag Archives: the Broughtons

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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Echo Bay

When we first began sailing in British Columbia in 2011, we met many people who talked about how damaging and contentious salmon farming was in the province.  They talked about how dangerous salmon farms are to the wild salmon fishery—one … Continue reading

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“Islands in front” (Memqumlis) or Mamalilaculla

30 June 2012 Our visit to the relics at Mamalilaculla, on Village Island, was preceded by many stories about the abandoned village, once the main winter community for the Mamaleleqala-qweqwa sot’enox people,  a branch of the Kwakwaka’wakw First Nation.  Abandoned … 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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Forest Products and Fish Food

27 June 2012 When we woke the world was bathed in a grey wash–pale sky, steely water, grey green hills, granite cliffs.  We raised the anchor and slipped out of Forward Harbour and into the Sunderland Channel.  We motored  past … Continue reading

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