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Local author peeks into the history of Jervis Inlet, in “The Royal Fjord”

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Local author Ray Phillips is launching his second Sunshine Coast history book this week.

“The Royal Fjord” tells the story of Jervis Inlet, the long and winding fjord that divides the upper and lower Sunshine Coasts.

Over the years it’s been the site of major First Nations villages, luxury resorts, and a lot of logging and fishing .

Phillips, who’s in his ’80s, relies heavily on his father’s recollections and he says one of the big challenges was finding other, living, sources.

The episodes outlined in Phillips’ book include the founding of the Malibu Resort, and the “great crab races” that marked the Victoria Day get togethers among the big logging camps in the ’40s and ’50s.

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Phillips has also managed to put together an impressive collection of historic photos, especially scenes of logging exploits like moving bunk houses across valleys by cable.

The book launches at the School of Music in Madeira Park, on
May 20 from 4-6pm, and at the Sunshine Coast Arts
Centre in Sechelt on May 25, from 4-5:30pm.

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