1875 -- Surveyor's Post of D.L. 303 and 304

John Scales, a Royal Engineer, applied for his 150 acres military grant on crown land lying between Trail Bay and Porpoise Bay in 1869 and his land grant to District Lot 303 on Trail Bay was recorded in that year. His purchase of D.L. 304 was recorded in 1975; he became the first white landowner in the Sechelt area. This picture shows the survey blaze made by surveyor William S. Jemmett in 1875.

Photograph by editor Denis Fitzgerald, courtesy The Press newspaper and the Proctor family