The author, now retired, was privileged to have grown up among the salmon canneries and gillnet camps that once flourished along the Nass and Skeena rivers on British Columbia's north coast. Forest, fish and the sea defined these remote communities, as did wooden boats, cedar cork-lines and the Easthope marine engine. To learn more about this vanished way of life, please visit my website: Porcher Island Cannery.
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A Tale of Two Ships: The Inside Passage Then and Now
by Michael Olson
This richly illustrated travel book recounts a sea-voyage that the author made along British Columbia's fabled Inside Passage: To Wales Island Cannery in the spring of 1947 on the Union Steamship Cardena. Board the legendary Cardena now for a nostalgic, 60-hour journey in time as the ship travels up the rugged BC coast from Vancouver to the Nass River salmon cannery.
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