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Catalog Number 2015.16.1
Object Name Boat
Title Scotty Cameron's "Ole Betsy"
Date circa 1940s
Description 16-foot clinker-hulled kicker boat which Margaret "Scotty" (Wray) Cameron called "Ole Betsy". Her husband, Jim, paid $325 for her boat in 1946. For many summers she gillnetted for Sakinaw sockeye in Lee Bay and area around Pender Harbour. Kickers were small open wood boats, about 12-14 feet long with a small engine, and were the main means of transportation for women of the harbour in the 1940s.
People Cameron, Margaret Wray
Cameron, James (Sr.)
Subjects Boats
Fishing boats
Women
Search Terms Cameron family
Lee Bay
Ole Betsy
Accession number 2015.16