Posted by: cherylyoung | April 12, 2015

STEVESTON A PICTURESQUE WORKING FISHING VILLAGE COMES TO LIFE EACH SUMMER

Cheryl Young's Blog

Down on the southwestern shore of Richmond sits

 the historic Steveston Village, a once-boisterous frontier

 seaport and principal port on the Fraser River, founded

 in 1880 by William Herbert Steves.

At the turn of the twentieth century, Steveston was the

 busiest fishing port in the world, with fifteen salmon

 canneries, six hotels, numerous saloons and gambling

 dens, and up to fourteen windjammers simultaneously

 loading canned salmon for world markets.

 On a Saturday night, 10,000 people thronged the

 boardwalks, including Native Indians, Japanese, Chinese,

 European immigrants, and sailors from the seven seas.

Now over 100 years old, Steveston has evolved into a

 picturesque working fishing village, home to Canada’s

 largest commercial fishing fleet, home base to more

 than 600 seiners, gillnetters, trawlers and other vessels

 that line the docks two, sometimes three, abreast.

The village, with its ambient fishing village atmosphere,

 comes to life each summer, with plenty for visitors

 to…

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