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Spring Salmon fishing

An image of a man standing on a boat, wearing a red helmet, and pulling on fishing lines attached to boat equipment. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states"Victor hopes to catch enough Salmon to feed his family for a few days. In the Summer he will sell his Salmon to a fish camp."

Spring Salmon fishing

An image of man holding a caught fish hanging on a fish hook. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Victor has caught a "smilie", the word commercial fishermen use to describe a fish over twelve pounds."

Preparing salmon for drying

An image of woman cutting a salmon meat with a knife, a deer carcass hangs behind her. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "In the Fall women smoke and can thousands of dog salmon for the Winter. Here Sarah Harry is cutting the heads off the salmon. Do you see, hanging behind Sarah, the deer Ray Jr. shot?"

Preparing salmon for drying

A close-up image of a cooking pan filled with salmon fish heads. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states"Fish heads are boiled and eaten. (The eyes are a special treat!)"

Preparing salmon for drying

A close-up image of a person slicing a fish, a bucket filled with salmon roe eggs near by. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Salmon eggs can be eaten fresh or left to ferment and turn black before being eaten. Chris Jules is removing the backbone and laying the salmon flat, ready for smoking."

Smoke house with salmon

A image from an inside smoke house with hanging pieces of fish on the racks. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Inside the Jules' smoke house the salmon are held apart by small cedar sticks and suspended from ceiling. The Jules' children keep the alder fires smoking for three to five days."

Digging for clams

An image of four children holding buckets filled with clam shells and a large shovel on a beach. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Val Hansen, Gina Sutherland, and Leo and Lavigne Jack show us the clams they have just dug. Several good clam beaches are within a five minute boat ride of Kyuquot. Clams are plentiful; at low tide you can rake a bucketful in a few minutes." An image of four children on a beach holding buckets filled with clams.

Enjoying Clam Chowder

An image of adults and children sitting and eating at a table. According to the documentation included in the collection, the description of the image states "Everyone in the family enjoys Gina's clam chowder."

Starfish

A close-up image of a person holding a number of sea stars. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Janet has found some starfish."

Raven Mask

An image of a child holding a traditional First Nation mask. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Sheila Jules operates the mouth in a decorative Raven mask hanging in her home."

The harbour seal, "Charlie"

A close-up image of a harbor seal on a wharf. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states " Meet Charlie, a harbor seal, who lives in our cove. Charlie is eleven years old now, but she was a baby when this slide was taken. She was brought into the cove by seal hunters who had killed her mother. A local family adopted and raised Charlie, feeding her with a baby bottle until she was able to catch her own food. She lives year round in the cove, suns herself on our wharfs, and plays with the local children. Sometimes she sneaks into a fish camp and helps herself to a choice salmon. Everyone in Kyuquot loves Charlie."

Diesel fuel for "Betsy"

An image of two men on a boat, one man wearing a red helmet pushes a barrel while the other man stands near by, yawning. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Mark Sutherland yawns as Frankie Short rolls a barrel of diesel off the Betsy. The fuel will be used to run the generator."

Scuba Diver

An image of a man in a diver wet suit, wearing googles and oxygen tank. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Tony will untangle a roap wrapped around a fish boat propeller."

Made by

An image of a drawing by the Kyuquot Elementary School children titled "Made by F.+W. Stocks Kyuquot B.C. 1976 with the help of the people of Kyuquot."

Victoria B.C. Clams

Image is a posed portrait of a woman wearing what appears to be a Coast Salish woven cedar hat and carrying a basket of clams on her back. In the lower righthand corner of the image is a handwritten inscription which reads "Victoria B.C. Clams". Photographer information printed on verso with the inscription "Mrs. R. Maynard, Photographic Artist, And Dealer in all Kinds of PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS. Stereoscopic and Large Views of British Columbia and Vancouver Island for sale. Corner of Douglas and Johnson Sts, VICTORIA, B. C."

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