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 site to my database of Wooden Boats of the North Coast.

The database focuses on boats built on the North and Central coasts, and therefore deals mostly with fishing boats. This site has a broader scope, showcasing BC wooden boats with an interesting history, or one of the decreasing number of wooden boats that is still afloat.

Contributions of stories and pictures are most welcome, and can be sent to me at

Thanks for everyone who has contributed!

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