• Boat Tales

    Boat Tales

    Welcome to my library of stories and pictures about British Columbia’s wooden boats, the people who built them, and those who worked an played on them. This is a companion… Read more →

Orca G.

Orca G.

The Orca G., an early Sointula boat, is still afloat and serving as a live-aboard in Cowichan Bay. She is one of the earliest wooden boats by Sointula boatbuilder Toivo Aro, built in 1926. At the time he was the keeper at Pulteney Point Light Station on Malcolm Island. In those days lightkeepers were notoriously poorly paid, and when he… Read more →

La Beverie and Spirit

La Beverie and Spirit

La Beverie and Spirit, Coal Harbour, August 20, 1956 La Beverie and Spirit are tied up at the Vancouver Tug and Barge wharf at the foot of Denman Street. Both were pleasure boats owned by Harold Jones, owner of Vancouver Tug and Barge. La Beverie was originally built by Ballard Marine Railway Co. in Seattle, Washington as the US Navy… Read more →