Gilford Island (B.C.)



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Mike Gark interview

RECORDED: [location unknown], 1976-02 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Born Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in 1917; moved to the Sayward valley in 1919; blew whistles for his father in the logging camp at Sayward when he was twelve; moved to Helmcken Island around 1920;/21; in 1932 at the age of fifteen, his parents moved to Vancouver, but he went to a logging camp at Palmer Bay working for Parker and Palmer; describes Palmer's camp and the bunkhouse; laundry facilities in the early logging camps; food in the camps; wages and job conditions; entertainment; black man by the name of Mitchell, played the violin; Otto Petersen's family; Cliff Palmer's family; story about the cook winning the BC Electric sweepstake; logging equipment and methods; steam donkeys; topping trees; Gilford Island; accident while rigging a tree; topped trees on Cortes Island for Oscar Neemy; jumping spar trees; using hand fiddles; camp at Neemy's; fallers and their wages; the Depression; worked for Billy DeMills and Curly Miller at Miner's Bay on Thurlow Island; bought a fishing boat in 1936; Billygoat Hansen's daughter; boat sinking at Stuart Island wharf; John Oswald of Herriot Bay; Matt Gerard at the Stuart Bay store; Billy DeMills. TRACK 2: Beaver Cove, father and sons formed company; worked for Sidney Soderman; trapping at Bute, Southgate River; Angus Schnarr homestead at Bute; Merle Hadley; Call Inlet, own logging camp; sold to Bill Campbell; moved to Campbell River in 1958; working as a faller; gypo loggers; in 1957, 95% of the gypos disappeared; poker games and Union boats in the early '40s; Ma Scott ran a logging camp; Angus Schnarr and his daughters all did hand logging in Bute; Jack houses ashore; Jack Shabler; boring boomsticks.