Britannia Heritage Shipyard
located in Steveston, BC, Canada
is truly a unique step back in time.
Steveston was the world's busiest
deep water fishing port
at the end of the 20th century, dotted
with 15 fish canneries, hotels, saloons,
and gambling dens.
Her boardwalks reflected the voices of
Japanese, Chinese, Native Indian,
and European immigrants, as well
as sailors from around the world.
The Britannia Heritage Shipyard
is now a National Historic Site.
There is a cannery, boatyard, net loft and restored
As you slowly wander along the boardwalk,
you can hear
the cries of seagulls, eagles,
and hushed echoes of the past.
Or was I only imaging the past
cries of fishermen who loved the
sea and make their homes along