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Fish Plant

Hi again., when I was only 9 I stood on the Ice Plant and took about 8 pictures.. I balanced my box camera on the railing where you go up the stairs on the other side. I taped all the pictures together and made a complete panorama picture which wasn't known in those days. In 1953 when our family moved to Victoria I showed the Colonist Newspapers my picture and it was put in the Week-End Newspapers which was a thrill to me - Years later I had my picture made into a Negative which cost a lot but then I was able to make this wonderful picture and frame it - about 1-1/' long. When we went to Winter Harbour for our Reunion A picture was produced and given to me to officially dedicate it to the Museum which, I am sure you saw when you went into the little Museum building - My picture hangs just above the Piano., which I might add was in our little brown school house. Gosh, it's good to be able to tell some people news like this.. it's still all fresh., Thanks, NoniB
Noni Baanstra
Monday, January 29th, 2007 at 10:16:42

I spent many hours here at the Co-Op, hanging out on dad's fishboat when he was getting ice, or visiting the family that ran the ice plant upstairs with my mom. There was a float house for workers and a place for un-loading fish immediately to the left of the ice plant. My Great Uncle Otto used to keep his boat tied right behind it, I used to stop and say hi whenever I cut through to go to the floating B.C. Packer's store that was connected to it by floats.
Sandra Botel
Thursday, February 1st, 2007 at 07:46:36

Hello, Thank you, so much for these great pictures. I lived in Winter Harbour for a short time when I was seven years old (1955). My mother and I arrived by float plane the Friday before Easter. I attended school there and found the whole experience magical. I had a wonderful little friend who brought me an Easter basket prepared for me by the other students. Unfortunately, I have forgotten his name but his mother and mine became good friends while we lived there. He was about my age at the time and had no hair on his head as he was being treated for ring worm or something like that. He and his parents lived on a house boat at the edge of town. Anyone know who he might have been? My husband and I made the trek back there in the 1980's and I was amazed at how all the buildings seemed to be in different places. Dusty Tucker
Dusty Tucker
Saturday, August 16th, 2008 at 14:59:20

Your photos are superb!!They bring back many memories. I taught school in Winter Harbour for two years 54/55 & 55/56 plus a few other months later on. I have photos of my students but don't remember Dusty. Maybe my memory needs some help. The photos of the sea otters are wonderful. Years ago I travelled the same places you did and really enjoyed jogging my memory by looking at your photos. It is a very special area.
Ruth Botel (Pavey)
Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008 at 15:27:34

Camera: Nikon D2x
Date: Sunday, July 23rd, 2006 at 7:28 PM
Exposure: 1/60 sec at f7.1
ISO: 100 asa
Lens: 17-55mm f/2.8G ID ED DX AF-S Zoom-Nikkor at 28mm
(equivalent field of view of a 42mm lens on a 35mm camera)
Photographer: John Harvey
Tag: fishing, coast
Larger image: 1999 x 1328
Raw image: 4288 x 2848

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