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The Gibson brothers' vessel, M.V. Machigonne, backing away from the wharf at Gibson's Landing, c,1948. This vessel operated as a passenger ferry between Gibsons and Horseshoe Bay until 1951. Photographed by Gordon Ballentine.
Photograph # 969
A 1935 postcard photo by Helen McCall of "Freight handling" on the Gibson's Landing Wharf, during the arrival of a Union Steamship Company boat. C.P. Smith in shirtsleeves, pipe in mouth, and Lou Winn at right, with hands on her hips.
A 1930s postcard photo of the Post Office in Gibson’s Landing, by Helen McCall. The house-like building stood at the foot of present-day School Road (then known as Rocky Road or Old Road).
S.S. Lady Evelyn in Gibson’s Landing. C.P. Smith’s Store (present day Molly's Reach building) to the right. Photographer, Helen McCall, 1930.
A great Helen McCall photo looking along Gibsons’ Marine Drive to C. P. Smith's Store (now Molly’s Reach). The Howe Sound Trading Company is visible on the right. (date unknown)
The Howe Sound Regatta was a popular summertime celebration in the Gibson area that was held in different locations each year. In this photograph, the Regatta took place in Grantham's Landing with and featured fun games and competitions of all sorts.
Now that's how you get around Sunshine Coast style! Members of the Gibsons Landing branch of the Womens Institute aboard the Nighthawk enroute to a picnic at Camp Artaban on Gambier Island.
A close-up view of businesses along Marine Drive in Gibson's Landing, circa 1930s. Pictured is Central Market Delicatessen, Ogopogo Inn Fish & Chips, and the Elphinstone Co-op Store with its hand-cranked gas pump. This area was one of the commercial hubs in Lower Gibsons, supplying early settlers and summer folks with the essentials.
Union Steamship Image #1
The Fjords of British Columbia. Take in the beauty of British Columbia's Western waterways, as you ride in style on Union Steamships. This promotional brochure cover was used by the Union Steamship Company circa 1934.
Robert Donley's first store at Donley's Landing, Pender Habour, was built in 1913, on the harbour side of Beaver Island. In 1915, it was the first school and it served as Pender Harbour's first polling station. Photographed by Robert Donley, c.1913.
A 1922 photo of old Egmont, taken by E.S. Clayton, from across the channel of what is now Egmont's present-day centre. The store on the left was built by Walter Wray in 1916. Pictured are a fish buyer camp on float with a cod boat, as well as First Nation’s cabins along the shoreline. All of Egmont was located here at the time of this photo.
Union Steamship "Lady Cecilia" docked at the Roberts Creek Wharf. People are boarding & unloading. The photograph was taken in 1935, by Helen McCall from the foot of the wharf.
Winter on Gibsons’ Marine Drive! Helen McCall captured this winter wonderland scene in 1930. The Methodist church is visible on the right and Smith's Furniture Store (present day Molly's Reach) is at the end of the road.
Free ranging cows enjoying the view of the Gibsons harbour, 1930s. They are sitting on the present-day site of Armours beach, with the Gibsons municipal building on the right.
This behind the scenes photograph from the Beachcombers features Bruno Gerussi and Jackson Davies preparing to film the popular CBC television show. A must-have for fans of the classic Canadian TV show!
All aboard the Union Steamship Capliano, with destinations: Gower Point, Robert''s Creek, Selma Park and beyond! This classic Helen McCall photo depicts the Gibsons Landing wharf in 1940 with SS Capilano at the dock. Sully's Dine & Dance, a popular dance hall is pictured on the left.
The Gibsons Landing Post Office, at the corner of School Road and Gower Point Road July, 1962. This photo was taken by Les Peterson shortly before the Post Office’s move to its currently location at corner of Winn Road and Gower Point Road.
Union Steamship Image #2
Dive into history. This beautiful brochure cover was used by the Union Steamship Company circa the late 1920s to early the 1930s.
Union Steamship Image #4
Come bask in the sun at Selma Park on the beautiful Sunshine Coast! An enticing Union Steamship image used by the company to promote trips along the “Gulf Coast Riviera.”
Photographer John Hicks captured Myrtle Armour (later Mrs. John Hicks), in 1910, standing in the snow at the bottom of “Old Road” or “Rocky Road” (now named School Road), the only road up the hill at the time. Gibsons Landing Realty Co. office at upper right. This spot would later become the main intersection in Lower Gibsons.
“Ferry Time” at the wharf at Gibson's Landing. A large crowd of people and vehicles are on the wharf waiting for the ferry, at the time when ferries docked at Gibsons instead of Langdale. Photographed by Harry Winn, 1952.
All in a day’s work! Two Finnish men preparing the undercut on an old-growth cedar. Both hold long-handled double-bitted axes. Photographer and date unknown.
The Gambier Store and Post Office at Gambier Harbour, Gambier Island. The building is next to the head of the wharf, which is also visible. There is a small storage shed on wharf. (Helen McCall, c. 1930)
Take a look at all that snow! A wintery view of Marine Drive as it passes through Grantham's Landing, taken from the top of the hill. The buildings, homes, store at top of the wharf are visible. 1940s.
As the beloved curmudgeon on the Beachcombers, Robert Clothier brought the character of Relic to life. Whether he was stealing logs from Nick, or on the run from Constable Constable, Relic was always up for adventure and shenanigans!
We love this photograph of the Robert's Creek wharf (circa 1930s) as it captures the unique coastal spirit of the Sunshine Coast (circa 1930s). This would make a great gift for the Creeker in your life. Long live the Gumboot Nation!
A late 1940s view of the Sechelt Wharf with ferry and passengers. Photographed by Gordon Ballentine from the steps of the Union Steamship Company Resort Hotel on the Boulevard (Promenade) facing the Trail Bay waterfront.
Union Steamship Image #3
All aboard the Union Steamship Lady Alexandria for a "Magic Day Sea-Trip" on Howe Sound. The perfect gift for maritime aficionados and fans of British Columbia coastal art.