90 minutes - $24.95
This DVD includes the three programs described below.
Sailing the Queen Charlotte Islands
30 minutes - 1978
Thunderous surf and Haida totem poles mark the shorelines of the Queen Charlotte Islands that are part of the same submerged mountain range as the Olympic Mountains of Washington.
Here's an excerpt from the show by writer/narrator Don McCune: “Relatively unconquered by the glacial ice sheet, the Queen Charlotte Islands have long been know as the haunt of the Haidas, whose traffic in sea otter furs created one of the most sought-after commodities of the New World.
Aboard a 40-foot ketch we sailed the Queen Charlotte Islands which lie as an inverted triangle 50 miles off the nearest mainland point in Northwest British Columbia."
The Queen Charlottes were once home to a thriving Haida Indian population of about 8,000 people. The remains of many villages are seen as the film crew sails through the islands. A land of otter, seals and sailing. Originally aired under the KOMO title “Queen Charlotte Sailboat”.
Sailing to Princess Louisa Inlet
30 minutes - 1979
James F.'Mac' McDonald bought Princess Louisa Inlet in 1927, and for many years hosted all boaters who entered. After his lodge burned down, he deeded the inlet to British Columbia as a maritime park so boaters could forever enjoy the unsurpassed beauty in British Columbia. Remains of the lodge are found.
Here's an excerpt from the show by writer/narrator Don McCune: “Leaving Pender Harbor, the next fifty miles would have to be timed carefully to avoid hitting the wrong tide at Malibu Rapids, that watchdog guarding the entrance to Princess Louisa Inlet." Originally aired under the KOMO title “Princess Louisa Inlet."
Queen Charlotte Islands
30 minutes · 1978
Exploration Northwest cameras visit a hideaway in Puffin Cove on Moresby Island in the remote Queen Charlotte Islands. On this virtually uninhabited western shore off Canada, Neil and Betty Carey research whales and beach comb a treasure-trove of glass floats and whale skeletons.
Originally aired under the KOMO title “Far Shore”.