Raincoast Chronicles 14: Fish Hooks and Caulk Boots


80 pages
Contains Photos, Bibliography
ISBN 1-55017-078-3
DDC 971.1'3103'092





Reviewed by Barry M. Gough

Barry M. Gough is a history professor at Wilfrid Laurier University and
author of The Northwest Coast: British Navigation, Trade, and
Discoveries to 1812.


This special issue of the award-winning Raincoast Chronicles brings yet
further revelations of coast life in British Columbia. The memoirs of
Florence Tickner, a graduate of Vancouver General Hospital’s School of
Nursing in 1953, tell of her longtime residence beside the province’s
saltwater Inside Passage. Tickner grew up in a migratory, floating
logging camp in the Minstrel Island area between Knight and Kingcome
inlets. This child of the float house tells of a green, still-untouched
land of plentiful fish and wildlife, of isolation tempered with
belonging to family, community, society. Her narrative is rich in
anecdote and generously illustrated with delightful photographs. This is
a work of immense charm and freshness.


Tickner, Florence., “Raincoast Chronicles 14: Fish Hooks and Caulk Boots,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed June 19, 2024, https://cbra.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/13844.