He didn’t buy this at the Boat Show. 1885.


Now here’s a great view of Brockton Point from the foot of Thurlow Street back in 1885, c/o the City of Vancouver Archives. Parked not far from what is now Earl’s and Tap & Barrel, there’s no doubt this guy could use a beer after rowing his insanely heavy wooden boat from wherever he came from.


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