Charles Johnstone, who settled in Princess Louisa Inlet with his wife and eight kids in 1910, lived off the land. "To hone their hunting skills,"; says Charles William Hitz in Through the Rapids (Sitka 2 Publishing, 8.95), "Charles would sometimes have his sons go on 'wild man' hunts high in the mountains. They would go out for a week with nothing but some ammunition, salt, matches, a blanket and the clothes they wore."; The Johnstones moved away after WWI, but their son Steve stayed. "It was noticed that Steve was a little peculiar. He would go barefoot for most of the winter and on one instance he blew a hole in the floor of the shack while trying to kill a rat with a shotgun."; From the ice age to the present, self-publisher Hitz (888-346-4218) of Kirkland, Washington provides a geographic and human history of Princess Louisa Inlet, named after the mother of Queen Victoria and located at the head of Jervis Inlet. 0-9720255-0-2

[BCBW Summer 2004]