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The Outpost Report: June 1, 2010

June 1, 2010 | 1067 Views

OUTPOST UPDATE: Caretaker Pete relived of duties, season setup, first fish and much, much more! The start up team is exhausted after two days of grueling work; unloading and set up, myself included so tonight to start the daily reports for the summer will be a photo essay of the last 72 hours.

May 29th, 2010; a group of 9 Outpostians headed to Masset and then


Port Louis to relieve Caretaker Pete, a man who has firmly claimed his place in Outpost lore. I was part of the crew that flew in by floatplane and were greeted by Caretaker Pete who with bags and banjos packed was waiting for the moment he thought might never come…his flight home!


He was is good spirits, wearing the same clothes I left him in 9 months ago, his hair a little longer, his beard a little patchy, a few more holes in the sweater and when we embraced I felt a slight tremor…not sure if that was from excitement or signs of a near breakdown…either way it was great to see him and he’d done a fabulous job… the place was clean and ready for us. We didn’t have long to say good bye as the plane was behind schedule, I asked him if he had any cash for his night in Masset…”no” was all he said.  I slipped him $50 bucks and off went the best damb caretaker I could have hoped for.

The rest of the crew came around the northern end of Haida Gwaii in four boats…


It was one of the smoothest rides


Pierre (OP head guide) had ever seen, they made the trip in under four hours. Luckily enough the calm water allowed the fuel barge easy passage to the OP and arrived full of our summer supplies on May 31st.  At 7 am that morning Laura Mosby and crew headed down to greet the barge and start the long process of unloading everything onto the docks or into the lodge…

The first few hours were actually quite fun, a productive “boot camp” if you will. The crew wondered if any guests would want to pay to come and “experience” the unloading process?

It was go, go, go, carts, hand trucks and a lot of effort, above is Chef Mike going back for another load. While on deck the North Arm Barge crew were fork lifting pallets out of the freezer…

There were times we had to get creative…

This homemade slide helped with some of the bigger items. There were also times we didn’t know how to proceed…

We needed to get this 500+ lb engine onto the barge. In the end we found a solution to most of the day’s challenges. Here are a couple shots of the dock and barge…

Look how calm it was…very helpful when you’ve got a MASSIVE barge tied to the end of your dock…

The lumber in the above photo was a crew favorite to unload, the material under the tarps were 4 pallets of concrete…lots of fun! The boys below taking a couple of minutes to ham it up…

“who hurts more?”

Once done Wally gave me a wave as we drove around to “undo” a support rope holding the barge in place…

A shot of the tug that tows the barge up from


Vancouver and all around the northern coast…note the lodge in the background…

After 11 hours and 30 minutes we were done for the day. With everything unloaded the barge lifted it’s ramp and pulled away for it’s next destination. Leaving us another full day of work getting everything off the dock…

 

For


Milan and Brent the day wasn’t over…we’d just unloaded a new burner for the boiler…without which none of us would have a hot shower that night. They set to work…

Today things calmed down a bit as everything found their proper place in the lodge and a few of the boats went out to test the fishing for the first time this year. It was 3 year OP veteran Laura Mosby that brought home the FIRST OUTPOST CHINOOK OF THE SEASON…

June 1st, 8:45 pm…taken a few hours ago the fish was one of 7 we hooked in just a couple of hours…all from the bay, minutes from the dock. Hmm I wonder what I’ll be doing tomorrow after work?

OFF TO A GREAT START HERE AT THE OUTPOST.

STAY TUNED FOR DAILY REPORTS FROM NOW UNTIL AUG 20th.

Yours,

Ken Beatty

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