Voyages North

22 September 2017 | Posted in Seattle
08 September 2017 | Posted at Spencer Spit, San Juan Islands
18 August 2017 | Posted at Spencer Spit, San Juan Islands
17 August 2017 | Olympia
22 August 2016 | posted at Prideaux Haven, Desolation Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
29 July 2016 | Posted at Hakkai, Fitz Hugh Sound
08 July 2016 | Posted at Ucluelet

Totem Pole on Fisher Point, Seaforth Channel. July 26, 2012.

05 August 2012 | posted at Kitimat
Elsie Hulsizer
Photo: The totem pole on Fisher Point.

We were motoring past Fisher Point, when Steve asked, "Remember that totem pole we looked for and couldn't find in 1999?" "Maybe we can find it now, now that we know what to look for." We had read about the pole in the book Exploring British Columbia's North Coast by Don Douglass and Reanne Hemingway Douglass.

Steve picked up the binoculars and swept the point as we went by. "I don't see anything. It's probably fallen down."

"Knowing what to look for" made me think of weathered poles with perhaps a thatch of salal on top. I looked at the point and saw what looked like an old stump.

I looked through the binoculars at the stump and saw carved designs.

"Go back," I said to Steve. I had found the pole. Knowing what to look for did count.

Photo: Fisher Point with the location of the totem pole circled.
Vessel Name: Osprey
Vessel Make/Model: Annapolis 44 sloop
Hailing Port: Seattle
Crew: Steve and Elsie Hulsizer (author of Glaciers, Bears and Totems and Voyages to Windward)
Elsie and Steve Hulsizer have sailed northwest waters since arriving in Seattle via sailboat from Boston in 1979. [...]
2017: local cruising including South Puget Sound and San Juan Islands 2016:north up West Coast VI, across QC Sound to central BC coast 2015: trip to SE Alaska 2014: Seymour and Belize Inlets through Nakwakto Rapids 2013: SE Alaska and back. 2012: from Seattle up the west coast of Vancouver [...]
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