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Old 25-10-2010, 18:02   #16
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As an aside to this thread, I grew up in Vancouver and worked for Dr Borden who was the Dean of Archeology at UBC when he sent out a panic call for help to work an indian midden that was found during the excavation for the Fraser Arms Hotel in the 50's. This started a life long interest in the BC native culture. I was fortunate enough to have spent many years commercial fishing with predominantly native and native/portuguese fisherman and learned the REAL history of the BC costal indians from them, not the one that my children and grandchildren learned in the BC school system. The native heritage is rich and violent, much of it caused by the white mans' influence. It has been commercialized and marketed beyond recognition and if the truth were known today, it would have the PC crowd running around with their hair on fire. Perhaps this history should remain untold and the revisionist version continue to be sold as the way things really were. Sorry for the rant, but it feels good... Capt Phil

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Old 25-10-2010, 18:32   #17
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Originally Posted by Capt Phil View Post
DHS, Canadian and US Border Patrol are probably a little more strict today than back in the 60's and 70's when we rarely checked in unless we were going ashore to shop or pick up parts. I have difficulty processing the changes that have occurred on the border up there but these are the times we live in... thanks for the informative link and bringing me into the 21st Century... cheers, Capt Phil
Actually it's not all that bad for boaters from this area. I go into Canada many times w/o checking in but w/o going a shore, just anchoring out. The last couple of times coming back and stopping in at customs, they didn't even bother boarding the boat.

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Old 25-02-2011, 19:22   #18
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Re: Hello from Vancouver, BC !

Sorry to the delayed response. Thanks for those that checked out my blog! Twas quite the amazing trip.

I'm hoping to potentially get a boat of my own this summer, so I'm sure you all will hear from me
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Old 25-02-2011, 20:39   #19
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Re: Hello from Vancouver, BC !

So we should have the Austrians change the great city name of Wien so that we can read a road map? This is a Sailing Forum yes, but let us be enlightened and leave the 200 year old european (english) supremacy attitudes back where they belong. In a sad and shameful part of our development as human beings.

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