FLOATHOUSES are a unique adaptation to seaside life implemented by the coastal pioneers of BC, particularly those involved in FISHING and LOGGING. Because the shoreline where they wished to locate was steep and heavily wooded, these innovators found it more practical to construct their dwellings and outbuildings on rafts of floating logs, which could be easily moved to a new tie-up when the adjacent timber was logged or the local SALMON run was finished. Western red CEDAR, which had low market...

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