Time is a relentless master, forever marching forward and never altering it’s pace.  A boat now lies prone on the banks of the shores of Alert Bay, on Cormorant Island, with only it’s memories, memories that are secret to us now but never forgotten for those who stood upon her deck working the seas.  She was once the source of a living on the rugged west coast of Canada, but today only the haunted skeleton of what once was remains behind.

"Ode To Glenda Lynn" - Limited Edition Print: 10 Prints

“Ode To Glenda Lynn” – Limited Edition: 10 Prints

Where is her soul today?  Does it remain forever locked at the bottom of the sea in Davey Jones’ Locker?  What did she witness all those years she toiled at sea?  Surely gales and storms and waves a thousand feet tall pounded on her hull as she pitched on roiling waters, only to come home to survive another day.  One day it was her last.  She was brought ashore where now she sits in a state of perpetuity, forever longing to return to the oceans that she once traversed with certainty and courage.

Such is the life of a wood fishing boat on the shores of western Canada.

This image in now available as a Limited Edition Print from Toad Hollow Photography.




  1. avatar Lisa Gordon says:

    There is something so very beautiful about this old gal.
    Actually not just something, but everything.
    Definitely my kind of photograph, and you have captured so much character, so beautifully.

  2. avatar LensScaper says:

    If only objects like this could talk, what stories they would tell. Great shot, Toad

  3. avatar Len Saltiel says:

    The rust and deterioration just shows the experiences she encountered in service.

  4. avatar Edith Levy says:

    Not sure how I missed this post but I’m sure glad I came back for a visit. Love all the gorgeous detail in the boat.

  5. What a great shot, I just love this cause you know I am jealous that I could not take it, what history this baby has, if boats could talk

    • Thanks, Mike, we really appreciate that!! While we were shooting this boat, I actually thought of you, isn’t that funny. This definitely would have been a subject you would have enjoyed shooting, no doubt about it! Thanks again for popping by, that really means a lot to us here.