Swanson Collection -- Index
1, Various projects, events
-- water tower
Helicopter landing, Sechelt
St. Mary's Hospital project
Trout Lake, skating
St. Hilda's Anglican Church
Views, Sunshine Coast
Swanson Collection, File 8, Trout Lake, skating, Page 2
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.
1969 -- Swanson family and friends skate on Trout Lake, one of
the rare winters when it was cold enough to do so.
by Harold Swanson, courtesy Bea Swanson.
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