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Series 6.4
Chapman Creek-Grantham's Landing (1890-1983)
   Halfmoon Bay-Pender Harbour (1928-1970)
    Porpoise Bay (1898-1921)
    Porpoise Bay (1920-1982)
    Redrooffs, Roberts Creek (1914-1982)
    Selma Park (1911-1971)
    Skookumchuck, Wilson Creek (1911-1971)


Series 6.4, General, Panoramic Views, Porpoise Bay (1920-1982), Page 1

From Grantham's Landing to Princess Louisa Inlet, views and people of the Sunshine Coast from the 1890s to 1983. Photographers include Charles Bradbury, Florence Cliff, Jean Cook, Leighton P. Harrison, Gordon Reeves, Gladys Tidy, Tom Booker of 'The Press' and the Sechelt Peninsula Times photographer.

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Late 1920s-early 1930s -- Porpoise Bay Wharf, Fleck's Boathouse

Porpoise Bay wharf constructed by the Federal Government in 1924. Bryce Fleck's boat house with the diamond window is moored on the east side of the wharf. Mr. Fleck, a Vancouver resident, built his summer home `Opeongo Lodge' on Trail Bay in 1926. Note clearing and house on the east shore with log stringers in front; cabins to the right are probably Indian. See similar photograph

Photograph # 585 by Helen McCall See also oversize 6.15.65

c1920s or 1930s -- Porpoise Bay, Fleck's boathouse

Bryce Fleck's boat house with diamond window, moored on right side of the wharf, housed his launch. He kept a second boat in front of his summer house on Trail Bay, where he had a marine ways running down from his beach house. Note old mill on east side of Porpoise Bay. See similar photograph 6.4.64

Photograph by Edric Clayton


Late 1920s early 1930s -- Vehicular bridge over Porpoise Bay marsh

Piles to the right of the automobile and wagon bridge are the remains of the original footbridge over the marsh built in 1913. Floating structure near the end of the wharf was Bryce Fleck's boathouse; he was a Vancouver resident and had a summer home on Trail Bay.

Photograph by Gordon Reeve.


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