Turn Down Your Computer’s Volume
The video clip on the left starts LOUD. It is actually a shortened version of two excellent YouTube videos that are reminiscent of how life was in the Rayonier Canada Holberg Logging camp way back in the mid-seventies. Unfortunately, I took very few pictures or videos back in those days, so some images on this page come from other sources.
Thanks to public domains like YouTube, Flickr, etc., it is now possible for sappy sentimentalists like me to piece together pages that awaken old memories and evoke long forgotten feelings about places like Holberg. My plan is to continue adding additional videos and pictures as they become available and as time permits.
If you happen to possess any Holberg Camp images that you’d like to see posted here, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get started.
The Holberg Suburbs,
Dock, and Dump
Some time during the late sixties or early seventies, several old houses were moved from Port Alice and relocated to Holberg, where they became residences for families on 3rd & 4th Avenue. When I was a kid, I thought they were ugly. Now that I, too, have grown old, I would prefer to describe them as “picturesque heritage houses.” The images that follow the residential area include a number of images of the dock and log dump.
My old house (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) during grades 11 & 12 (Kinda looks like it belongs in a trailer court, doesn’t it?)
Holberg Dock in 1965, with the RCAF Nimpkish II tied up. The images are 40 years apart, but the contours of the distant hills are identical.
Unfortunately, I was afraid of heights & and was too weak to swing the heavy stamp hammer, so I had to quit.
The Winter Harbour road began just under the rusty tank and went off to the left. Back in the stupid ol’ days when drinking & driving was a favourite pastime, I got to know this trail real well.
Some hidden photographic gems (not my own) of some heavy duty equipment, as posted by Nick Thompson, photographer