Dawe Collection -- Index
Marsh Sechelt (6.2)
of Sechelt (6.6)
May Days, picnics,
Dawe, Steele, Whittaker familes (6.14)
A-Z -- The Crucils
Steamship and All Red Line Companies
Sam and Ada Dawe
24 -- Merry Island lighthouse keeper, William Franklin, 1904-1956,
1903 the Merry Island lighthouse beacon has alerted ships on their
way north or south through Welcome Pass. The first keeper was William
Franklin from Victoria who tended the light until 1933. He and his
wife welcomed many visitors to the island and recorded their names
and comments in a guest book, one being the Rev. John Antle, founder
of the Columbia Coast Mission. During his time on the island Mr. Franklin
rescued many sailors and fishermen from the rough seas. The island
was named after an Englishman whose horse Thormanby won the 1865 Derby.
unknown -- Merry Island lighthouse keeper, William Franklin.
1940s -- Merry Island lighthouse keeper, William Franklin (standing,
second from left), Copeland family and friends on Merry Island.
-- Merry Island lighthouse keeper William Franklin and Copeland
children. The Copeland family took over the lighthouse duties
after Mr. Franklin retired.
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