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Nautical chart of Walters Island

An image showing a sea map of Walters Island, a small blue circle at the top center indicates the approximate location of the Kyuquot village. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Kyuquot as shown on chart (A chart is a sea-map used by fishermen and boaters.) Compare the chart and the map."

Kyuquot Village

An image showing various houses near the water with people in the distance, the house on the right is built on wooden beams. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "The white building on pilings is the store and Post Office. Can you see the last dugout canoe made in Kyuquot?"

The sea plane, "Beaver"

An image showing people standing on a dock next a to a sea plane with a boat nearby. Another plane in taking off in the background. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Waiting for the afternoon scheduled flight of a "Beaver" float plane. Float planes come in twice a day (weather permitting) and bring passengers, freight, and mail."

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?"

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."

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."

Balancing on a log

An image of a child standing on a log in water, surrounded by rocks. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Gina Sutherland balances on a log at outside beach."

Fishing boats

An image of two fishing boat docked in the harbor, woods and mountains in the background. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Fish boats in the Fall, after a day of gill netting."

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."

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?"

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."

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]!"

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