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Posted on 08/26/2014


Photo taken on July 26, 2014


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The Great Forests of Haida Land, 1976, page 2

The Great Forests of Haida Land, 1976, page 2
Experiencing a rare and rapidly disappearing temperate rain forest in 1976

We are boarding a DeHavilland Otter, a classic seaplane that was important in the history of Canada and Alaska. This one delivered cargo to remote areas. It was modified for our trip by installing removable passenger seats in front of the payload. But one thing couldn’t be changed. It was a freight plane and had no passenger windows.

We flew up one of the most magnificent coastlines in the world, on a bright clear day, sitting in the dark. That’s what you get for running with a crowd that always bargains for the cheapest possible charter air fares.

Other parts of this story are in my album, The Great Trees of Haida Land.

John McKay has particularly liked this photo


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Meadowmom
Meadowmom
With: The Climax Temperate Rain Forest 1976 2
4 years ago.
Meadowmom
Meadowmom
Above you see us flying in the cargo plane. The huge grin on the left belongs to me.
4 years ago.
Rabbitroundtheworld
Rabbitroundtheworld
How exciting! What a wonderful little plane.
4 years ago.
John McKay
John McKay
What an exciting journey, great smile btw. A side note -- a company in Victoria BC (where I live) bought the copyrights, patents, designs -- whatever goes with it from DeHavilland and now manufacture Twin Otters with contracts world-wide.
4 years ago.