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Bea Swanson Collection -- Index

File 1, Various projects, events
   Arena Road
    Cheekye-Dunsmuir Dam
Concrete floats
    Delta Rock
    Driftwood Inn
    Flume -- water tower

    Howe Sound
    Keats Island
    Miscellaneous people, etc.
    Offices, plants
    Septic tanks

File 2
   Chapman Creek Dam

File 3

File 4
   Views, Sechelt

File 5
   Helicopter landing, Sechelt

File 6
   Equipment, plants  

File 7
   St. Mary's Hospital project 

File 8
   Trout Lake, skating

File 9

File 10
   St. Hilda's Anglican Church

File 11
   Views, Sunshine Coast

File 12
   Sechelt Wharf

File 14
   Eric Watson

File 15
   Homestead Restaurant

File 16
   Edwards Lake

Bea Swanson Collection, File 2, Chapman Creek Dam, Page 11

Mrs. Bea Swanson and her late husband Harold came from Vancouver in 1942 so Harold could work in his uncle's logging camp at Deserted Bay in Jervis Inlet. He soon left to join the RCAF and Bea returned to Vancouver. From 1946 until 1953 he worked again in logging operations up Jervis Inlet and around Sechelt. In 1953 they brought their logging camp home by barge to Sechelt and installed it on a lot on Mermaid Street where it is today (2009). Harold and his brother Len then worked at Hillside Gravel Operations in Gibson's until in 1962 they bought Stockwell and Sons Porpoise Bay Gravel Operation above Sechelt Inlet Road. Swanson's Redi-Mix Business was opened and continues to operate to the present time under Mrs. Swanson's nephew Fred. Throughout his working life Harold Swanson, an avid photographer, took photographs and slides of his work projects, family, holidays and the flora and fauna on the Sunshine Coast. Mrs. Swanson has donated copies of Harold's work to the Sechelt Community Archives.

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1965? -- men working on rebuilding streambed (Chapman Creek?)

Photograph by Harold Swanson, courtesy Bea Swanson.

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1965 -- Chapman Creek dam. Gerry Van der Meeburghe (left) and Len Swanson on right

Photograph by Harold Swanson, courtesy Bea Swanson.


1965 -- Chapman Creek dam

Photograph by Harold Swanson, courtesy Bea Swanson.



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