"We're going to need a bigger boat" quote from Jaws. Photographed at the marina in Steveston, a large fishing boat waits to go cast off.
Steveston was originally a small town founded in 1880 by William Herbert Steves. Salmon canning began on the river in 1871 with the first major cannery being the Phoenix, developed in 1882. Each summer large numbers of Japanese, Chinese, First Nations, and European fishermen and cannery workers descended on the village, joining a growing year-round settlement. The fishery also supported a significant boatbuilding and shipbuilding industry. Sailing ships from around the world visited the harbour to take on cargoes of canned salmon. Since the 1970s the community, which remains an active fishing port, has developed its heritage character and its waterfront to attract business and tourism.
November 26th, 2017
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