6.3-- General, Panoramic Views of Sechelt's Waterfront and Wharf (Wharf
photographs in the series show Sechelt's beach, waterfront area, wharf
and buldings from 1900 to 1983 both from land and water. The area
covered stretches from the rocky area to the west of the gravel beach
to the Selma Park waterfront. The photographers include Charles Bradbury,
Edric S. Clayton, Alan Gibbons, Helen McCall, Philip Timms, Harry
Winn and the Sechelt Peninsula Times photographer. Some photographs
are Union Steamship Company pictures. Many of the photographs are
copies from originals in the Vancouver City Archives, Provinicial
Archives and the Vancouver Public Library Collection.
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-- Wharf, Trail Bay Beach and S. S. Newera
known photograph of Sechelt wharf, S.S. Newera in the bay.
left to right; Herbert Whitaker's first hotel, 1899-1914, prior
to addition; second store with two storeys (was also first school
and telegraph office); first post office (also first store); boat
house near approach to wharf which had been built prior to 1904.
Our Lady of the Rosary Church, 1890-1906, on the Sechelt Indian
Band reserve and cemetery, dedicated in 1873.
Philip T. Timms wrote on the original print: `This shore-line
is made up of a glacial moraine. As the glacier melted back into
Porpoise Bay the residue was left -some years ago I was walking
past the hotel and noticed a fir tree (perhaps 2-3 hundred years
old) growing on the gravelly beach - how long since the glaciers
were there is difficult to say'. Philip Timms 1904. He was in
Sechelt to photograph the opening of the Indian school, June 29,
by Philip T. Timms courtesy Whitaker family and Sunshine Coast
Museum and Archives. See also oversize photograph 6.15.99
-- A Union Steamship vessel docked at Sechelt wharf.
donkey engine, to drive piles, gangway and Richmond Dairy (R.
D.) ice cream containers on dock. Man in braces on right holds
a freight moving cart. People on the wharf are grouped round the
railings protecting the freight chute on west side of wharf. Boxes
of groceries etc. were slid into and out of the vessel's hold
via this chute, later there was a chute on the east side of the
unknown. Image 527 courtesy Royal B.C. Museum, B.C.
-- Herbert Whitaker's wharf in front of Whitaker Family's Beach
cottage left of wharf, corner of Whitaker's Beach House on right.
Herbert and Mae Whitaker's children on the beach are Kenneth (1909-1954)
and Isobel (Mrs. Del Gilbert) 1910-1976.
courtesy the Whitaker family. See also oversize photograph 6.15.101
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