Author Archive | Lynne Jordan

2018 Creative Spaces Tour

GATES & DOORS OPENED TO CREATIVE SPACES Tiny houses created high interest in the Cortes Museum’s 2018 tour of Creative Spaces – Gardens, Studios & Tiny Houses.  Read more about tiny houses below. Artist Maureen Bader had her gallery open and Loni Rene Taylor enticed us with her Greek love in many forms at the […]

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The Schools of Squirrel Cove – by Lynne Jordan

At the beginning of the 1900s, Squirrel Cove on the east side of Cortes Island was a hub of activity for homesteaders, loggers, fishermen, miners and trappers. They came from all the surrounding islands for supplies, groceries, mail, repairs, radios and dances in the hall. There were two stores, a post office, church, hall, two […]

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Orcas in Von Donop Lagoon, ca. 1949 – by Lynne Jordan

Like a number of families in the 1940s, the Herrewigs were a logging family living on their camp floats in Von Donop Creek (now called Von Donop Inlet) on the northwest of Cortes Island. Violet Herrewig and Amy McKenzie remember in 1949 when five blackfish (that’s what everyone on the coast called killer whales/orcas in […]

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Square Sails & Penguins – A South Atlantic Voyage

SQUARE SAILS & PENGUINS – A SOUTH ATLANTIC VOYAGE The capacity crowd at Manson’s Hall on Saturday, November 26, thoroughly enjoyed Hubert Havelaar’s power point presentation about his two month long, 5500 nautical miles adventure across the notorious South Atlantic Ocean. Talked into the trip of a lifetime by a friend, in March 2016 Hubert […]

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Literary Afternoons

Dancing Wolf A Song Inside A Seed Spring tickles our island ground despite Winter’s late embrace of snowfalls and close calls and toques still in place Writers sharing as they expound through the ancient grace of expressing with the alphabet and between time and space – So good the readings from all the creatives who […]

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June Cameron – by Lynne Jordan

June Cameron (June 10, 1929 – July 24, 2016) With her children around her, June Cameron passed away peacefully July 24, 2016, at age 87, after suffering a severe stroke while sitting on a bench with her son Ian, watching the sun set over quiet and scenic Como Lake above Port Moody. Her last words […]

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CIMAS AGM Draws a Crowd!

Manson’s Hall on Sunday afternoon, March 20th, was the place to be to find out all about numerous accomplishments in 2015 and exciting things coming up this year at the Cortes Museum & Archives.  The interesting speaker this year with A Thing About Islands was Alison Watt, a biologist researcher, artist and author who used a […]

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Casual Evening of Story Telling

A casual evening of story telling in Gorge Hall gathered a small crowd of Jeanette Taylor and Annette Yourk’s fans – and this despite strong winds and inclement weather! Friday, February 18, 2016. Guests were invited to share stories of their own while enjoying tea and coffee with savouries, fruit and sweets served by Cortes Museum […]

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Archival Reading

Carefully decorated tea tables were scattered about the Museum’s exhibit gallery for guests to enjoy refreshments and listen to selected readings from the  archives and other Museum’s sources on Thursday afternoon, February 18, 2016. Lynn  Marttila read a moving story from the  book “Goosegrass and Buttercups”, by D.C Kirk,  about a family of early homesteaders at Smith’s […]

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2015 Cortes Creative Spaces Tour

Gates & doors opened to Creative Spaces High interest in the Cortes Museum’s 2015 annual tour of Creative Spaces – Gardens, Studios & Workshops was stimulated by curiosity about “The Mushroom Projects” around the lakes on Cortes.  For those relying on a lake or stream system for their fresh water supply it was a chance […]

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Judith Williams Talk

A full house was on hand for Sunday afternoon’s intriguing presentation by Judith Williams about her investigation into petroglyphs and pictographs. The photographs were amazing and her explanations helped us place the rock art in context. We also enjoyed Ken Hanuse’s Woman Warrior tribute to Judy and were touched by his words of appreciation for Judy and […]

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