Size: 17 1/2” x 30”
From the beginning Vancouver was a lumber port, exporting high grade lumber to world markets. Even some of the great houses in San Francisco were built of BC lumber. The largest mill was the Hastings Mill which lay in the area now covered by the Vancouver Terminal Container port. This fine painting shows the approach to the mill just after sunset, following a shower of rain. In the foreground lumber and dock workers pause on the wet boardwalk to enjoy the evening, swap stories and survey the mill tug up on the “ways” awaiting bottom paint. In the background various lumber ships lie at the dock while one “anchors out” in the stream. A ferry from the San Juan Islands nudges her way alongside to discharge and collect her passengers and freight. And in the far background you can see “The Lions” and Stanley Park. The old mill store served in many capacities over the years and after it survived the “great fire” even offered her top floor as a school classroom for a time. Steeped in history, the Store still exists as a museum, but enjoys a new site beside the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club on Point Grey Road.
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