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Spring Salmon fishing

An image from a boat's control room looking out the window. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Victor Hansen goes between two rocks on his way out of Kyuquot to fish for Spring Salmon. He goes up Kyuquot Sound."

Sea urchin catch

A close-up image of a person holding an open sea urchin. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Mary-Lou has taken oar, cracked open a tuut-suup, and is eating the insides. Tuut-suup is eaten raw."

Eating a sea urchin

An image showing a person eating. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Mary-Lou looks like she is enjoying the tuut-suup [sea urchin]!"

Spearfishing for sea urchins

A close-up image of a sea urchin on a spear, a boat engine in the background. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Tuut-suup, or sea urchins, are a common food in Kyuquot, available year round. Some people eat them every day. They are different colors and sizes and are easily speared at low tide."

Spearfishing for sea urchins

An image showing a person on a boat on an open ocean, mountains covered by clouds in the distance. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Kelly and Mary-Lou head out to some rocks to spear tuut-suup.

Spearfishing for sea urchins

An image of two people on the motor boat near rocks, one is holding a paddle and the other a spear. Mountains covered by clouds in the distance. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Mary-Lou steadies the boat while Kelly looks for a tuut-suup to spear."

The freight boat, "Patsco"

An image showing a boat docked nearby a small shed with fuel tanks and barrels standing around. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Kyuquot's freight boat "Patsco" is shown moored to the fuel wharf. Every Thursday Patsco motors up the inlet thirty miles to the nearest road to meet the freight truck. Food for the store and heavy items come in on Patsco. Can you see the fuel drums and propane tanks on the wharf?"

School supplies have arrived

An image showing two young men sitting on a boat filled with shipping parcels. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "School supplies have arrived on the Patsco. Paul Vincent and Leo Jack bring them from the fuel wharf to the school wharf."

Going Deer Hunting

An image showing three people sitting in boat, one of them rowing. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Danny and Jimmy Short and a friend go deer hunting. Do they expect rain?"

Taking a trip to the store

An image showing women and children getting on a motor boat while other people stand on the dock. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "These girls have taken the Vincent's speed boat from the Reserve wharf to the fuel wharf. They are going to shop at the store and pick up their mail. There are no roads or cars in Kyuquot, so to be able to get around every family must have at least one boat. Many families have a row boat, a motor boat, and a fish boat. Which boat would you take to the store?"

The school boat, "Betsy"

An image of children sitting on a docked boat, other children standing and walking on the dock. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Everyone going home on the school boat/fish boat "Betsy." The boat brings the children to school at nine o'clock and takes them home at three o'clock."

Salmon Trolling boats in Kyuquot Sound

An image of four boats in the water, mountains and woods in the background. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Trolling for salmon in Kyuquot Sound. Why do the boats have their poles down?"

Children playing at recess

A close-up image of three children smiling and looking at the camera. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Rose Harry, Pauline Vincent and Lenora Short play out at recess."

Making Christmas cards

An image of a child sitting at a table, cutting a pieces of paper, craft supplies on the table. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Lavigne Jack makes Christmas cards."

Winter storm

An image showing ocean waves breaking on shore. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "During the Winter it rains most days and is often foggy, and there are always some terrible storms. Walter's Cove is protected, but the other side of Walter's Island is open to the full force of a South-East gale! This frame shows a wave smashing into the shore at outside beach. (See accompanying map of Kyuquot.)"

Kyuquot Elementary School

An image showing two buildings with a small shed, a dock and a flag pole at the front. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "The far building is the Primary classroom (K-3), while Intermediate grades (4-7) are held in the other building. Can you see the school wharf? You would have to come to school in a boat if you lived in Kyuquot!"

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