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Archives Photos of the Day: Bowen Island

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010 — 11:17am PDT
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At last night’s Vancouver Blogger Meetup I was on a panel with Robert Ballantyne who is a resident of Bowen Island. Just 20 minutes away by ferry, this Island community has been a recreation destination for decades making it a perfect feature for this week’s ‘Archives Photo‘ collection.

Year: 1917
In this photo: The S.S. “Bowena” ferry in Snug Cove, Bowen Island
Archives Item#: SGN 1562
Photographer: C. Bradbury

Year: 1920s
In this photo: Rocks on Bowen, looking out at Howe Sound
Archives Item #: CVA 677-560
Photographer: Philip T. Timms

Year: 1940s
In this photo: People sunbathing on the dock
Archives Item #: CVA 1184-3572
Photographer: Jack Lindsay

Year: 1946
In this photo: Boats across from the Bowen Island Inn
Archives Item #: CVA 586-4601
Photographer: Don Coltman

Year: 1946
In this photo: The Bowen Island Inn
Archives Item #: CVA 586-4626
Photographer: Don Coltman

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  1. Those are great! Thanks for posting them… now, we’ll have to see how the Parks Canada evaluation is going, to make Bowen Island an international destination…

  2. Guy says:

    Whoah! I have some pictures of Bowen island from the 40s mostly of my grandpa who was a girls camp for some reason!

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