Here's another "Once upon a time in BC"
The Samson V, operated by the Department of Public Works (Canada) was the last working paddle wheeler in BC. By working, I don't mean tourist cruises about the harbour! I took these photos in October 1980, on the very last day it worked. Ted Sakurai and Kurt Hengstler were the gillnet test fishermen who fished the Cottonwood test fishing drift in the Fraser River, also known as Tilbury at pillar buoy S-28. Snags were a regular occurrence interfering with the sets on the site. Kurt and Ted lassoed this snag with a steel cable and the Samson pulled it up.
The Samson, out of the mist:
Securing the scotch man
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