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Kyuquot: Village by the Sea collection British Columbia Item English
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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.)"

Wedding Celebration

An image, taken inside of a gymnasium hall, shows four dancers wearing traditional First Nation clothing and walking across the room, a group of people sits on the floor. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Doing the Wild Man dance in the Big Hall at a potlatch celebrating a wedding."

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."

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."

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."

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?"

The End

An image of a group of children standing on a boat, looking and smiling at the camera, two of them holding a sign "The End". According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "The end. We all hope you have enjoyed our filmstrip!"

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?"

Swimming in the Summer

An image of children sitting on an inflatable pool tube, a child standing on a dock and leaning onto a motor boat in the background. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Swimming in the Summer".

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."

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."

Spring Salmon fishing

An image of a person leaning over a boat, holding a gaff with a caught fish. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "A catch! Victor prepares to gaff a salmon."

Spring Salmon fishing

An image of a man standing on a boat, holding a fish. According to the documentation included with the filmstrip, the description of the image states "Victor throws the salmon into the fish box with the others he has already caught. Can you see Victor's little boy, Keven?"

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."

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.

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