Following up on yesterdays post on Dorreen I though I would add an informative article on the history of Dorreen. Approximately 30 miles northeast of Terrace, across the Skeena River from Highway 16, is the historic community of Dorreen. There, running along the railway track from the old station to the railway bridge over Fiddler Creek, are the remains … Read More
The once early 1900’s ghost town of Dorreen was home to 200-400 gold miners. Our visit to this charming little town will be by Jet Boat as it is only accessible by Jet Boat or via rail. it is possible to have via rail drop you off at the town and then when you want to get picked up in … Read More
Here are a few shots of the the participants as they look or that perfect shot. As a non photographer I am always amazed at how long the participants take to set up that one shot sometime.
One of the interesting things we saw on a pre-scouting trip to Port Essington was a “Boneyard”. Hundreds of animal bones, mostly skulls and jawbones lying in amongst the pilings at low tide. We did not see them on our trip last year as the tides were not at their lowest while we were there. This year it looks like … Read More
The Port Essington pilings that once supported the docks and buildings of the thriving cannery town were one of the most photographed items on that day of the tour. Below are three of the guests photos that they took that day.
Port Essington is one of the sites we will visit on both the Ghost Towns and Jet Boat Photography Tour. The Town was named by Captain George Vancouver in 1793 after one of his Royal Navy Friends but the town already had a First Nations name of Spokeshute. The place provides an opportunity to get some very unique photos and … Read More
One of the things we do to prepare participants for our Ghost Town visit is to send out some relevant reading material. One of the book we send out is the “The Town that Got Lost” – The story of Anyox! It is a great read, even if you do not plan to go on the tour. Forward For almost … Read More
Oolichan are a smelt-like fish that are very important to the Nisga’a because of their high grease content. It is well deserving of the name “candlefish” because they can be made to burn like a candle. For the Nisga’a, the Oolichan was a “saviour” fish, due to it being the first fresh food source after the long north coast winter. … Read More
One of the stops on the Ghost Town Tour is Kitsault The town of Kitsault was established in 1979 as the home community to a molybdenum mine run by the Phelps Dodge corporation of the United States. The community was designed for 1,200 residents and included a shopping mall, restaurant, hospital, swimming pool, bank, movie theatre and bowling alley. In … Read More
A jetboat is a boat propelled by a jet of water that is propelled through a corkscrew like impeller that is shot out of the back of the boat. Unlike a powerboat or motorboat that uses a propeller in the water below or behind the boat, a jetboat draws the water from under the boat into a pump inside the … Read More