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Norma's Floating Store in British Columbia

Built by Bruno Atkey in Tofino, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada, in the '70s, and towed 26 miles to Hot Springs Cove, where Norma Bailey ran a "…great floating store selling emergency supplies, esoteric items, and Wild Coast history books," according to Godfrey Stephens, who just sent this photo.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

sweet...

still in operation? any chance of pics of inside?

Christine Lowther said...

No longer in operation unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

Same Norma as the one who had the wreckage?

Doug Mcdonell said...

see later history at

https://books.google.ca/books?id=sUIJooEpTWAC&pg=PA89&lpg=PA89&dq=%22Hot+Springs+Cove%22+store&source=bl&ots=eLxQMb9QTC&sig=ePnBB-DL0YsE2EuI8wOJdVaysdo&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjfh_GP9vfKAhUT7WMKHZUPBuo4KBDoAQg6MAY#v=onepage&q=%22Hot%20Springs%20Cove%22%20store&f=false

Powell River Books said...

Float cabins were a huge part of BC history in logging and fish camps. They were mobile to follow the work. We have thoroughly enjoyed living in our little piece of history on Powell Lake. - Margy

Lloyd Kahn said...

Yes, same Norma that had the Wreckage shop later in Ucluelet. Bruno towed the shop to Ucluelet and it was parked in Norma's back yard.

Rocky Sampson said...

Is this going to be in a book? Or is it already printed? Is Norma still alive and is her family involved in the story of her life?

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