Rose Harbour Endings
My Roll 40 at 52 Rolls is the last of my 2016 Haida Gwaii rolls of film. The lead shot in the post is my favourite from Haida Gwaii this year, digital or film. None of the photos on this roll have shown up on Burnt Embers yet, so head over to 52 Rolls to see the full roll from Rose Harbour in Houston Stewart Channel.
The last day of my time aboard the Passing Cloud we ended up in the anchorage at Rose Harbour, on the north shore of Kunghit Island. This is located on the south side of Houston Stewart Channel which divides Moresby and Kunghit Islands. Rose Harbour (map link) was a whaling station during the last century and a large piece of land remains in a land co-operative outside of the Gwaii Haanas protected areas. Three or four people live there for much of the year and they provide guiding services and accommodation for visitors that fly or boat in. The remains of the whaling station are interesting to look at though we did not do that this trip.
I worked on Ellen Island (Kilgii Gwaay) across Rose Harbour a few times in the last 15 years working on an archaeological excavation. That site has stone, wood and bone preservation of artifacts…
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