Homesteads and Snug Harbours: The Gulf Islands

By: Murray, Peter

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0920663133 213 pages including index and references. "The lovely Gulf Islands of the BC coast have captivated visitors and settlers for almost 150 years. Their tranquil present belies a turbulent past - the pioneers faced cattle rustlers, Indian battles, political upheavals and opium smugglers, but they were still attracted by the islands' independent lifestyle. Everybody worked hard, but they enjoyed themselves too, with tennis parties, picnics and dances that went on till dawn, so the guests could row home safely in daylight. Each island has a different story: Salt Spring exported apples before the Okanagan, Texada boasted an elegant opera house, Lasqueti sheltered notorious robbers, Mayne was known as "Little Hell" for its boisterous pubs. This colourful past is brought together in this volume." - from back cover. Gift greetings inside front cover else clean and unmarked with moderate wear. Sound copy.