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BRUCE BAIKIE early 1960s

 Dan Matthews and Bruce Baikie

Dan Matthews and Bruce Baikie

My brother Bruce was in grade twelve in the same school where Jim and I first came to teach in Campbell River. In 1958 and 1959 Bruce had worked with B.C. Hydro doing survey work and remembers the crew stayed near the Lodge, but had yet to work for his brother-in-law Jim. One of Bruce’s first encounters with the Lodge was with Jim’s boat, the Fair Isle, an attractive 24 ft. oak and mahogany Turner- built boat with an inboard Ford industrial engine. Bruce arrived at the Lodge with his friend Barry Ross and some girls to go for a boat ride only to find the boat underwater after a heavy snowfall. It was tied to the Lodge boat dock and was able to be re-floated. Another time Bruce was heading out on a fishing trip on Muchalat Inlet with two dentists, Roger Mielke and his brother. Read more