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Up the Coast

One Family's Wild Life in the Forests of British Columbia

Kathryn Willcock and her sisters grew up in logging camps on the coast of B.C. in the 1960s when children were set loose to play in the wilderness, women kept rifles next to the wood stove, and … 224 View
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Preface

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An introduction to the methodology, maps, and the explanation of “up the coast.” 3 $0.30 Add
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Flying In

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Chapter One focuses on getting up to Oxford Bay, the bush plane the “Beaver”, logging life, passengers on the plane, and the small community up the coast in the 1960’s. 6 $0.60 Add
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A Normal Childhood

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Chapter Two focuses on the author’s father John Brandon Willcock, leaving North Bay, Ontario for work, hardship during the Great Depression, his father’s (the author’s … 10 $1.00 Add
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Fired or Dead

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Chapter Three focuses on Willcock’s time working in Swanberg’s cook house, Greasy Erickson, getting “Up the hill”, becoming a “Whistle punk”, the risks of logging, and the Schnarr girl’s … 14 $1.40 Add
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That’s the Navy for You

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Chapter Four focuses on the author’s mother Joan O’Connell’s time working during the Second World War, working in the boeing aircraft plant, disposable income, dancing, her special … 8 $0.80 Add
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Belly Up

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Chapter Five focuses on the creation of the Willcock & Wankel Logging company, the timber industry and licences, “timber cruising,” uncle Harold and Ron, their life in Church House, their … 30 $3.00 Add
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Summer Camp

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Chapter Six contrasts life in North Vancouver and Oxford Bay, logging life and realities, evidence of previous loggers in the areas, Smokey the dog discovering a human skull, American tourists on … 30 $3.00 Add
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Pass the Spuds

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Chapter Seven focuses on the cook house, the cook Dave, the routine at the logging camp, grizzly bears in the shed, and the cook Lousia the nazi. 10 $1.00 Add
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The Truth About Loggers

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Chapter Eight focuses on the truth about loggers, entertainment at logging camps, calls in and out of the camps, sport at the camps, animals visitors, the star loggers Erik and Olaf Nyström, life … 25 $2.50 Add
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Women’s Work

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Chapter Nine focuses on women’s work, food orders, defending the camp and children from bears when the men are away, the authors stash of nanaimo bars attracting bears, laundry and the … 37 $3.70 Add
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Calling It Quits

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Chapter Ten focuses on the twilight years of the logging camp, struggles with machinery, injuries on the job, the death of an employee at her fathers camp, her parents first international holiday … 28 $2.80 Add
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Postscript: A Work Diary

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The postscript is the author’s reflection on her fathers 1959 work diary. 5 $0.50 Add