Summer Slide – 3

knight inlet slide
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Talking to the “locals” this was the worst side that any can remember and the first time a slide warranted a warning by the Canadian Coast Guard over the marine radio. But even in this story there is a sliver lining.  The log salvagers in the area made years income in a month. Log salvagers are licensed and there were three boats collecting logs from the inlet and the beaches, which were later sold through log brokers for between fifty to several hundred dollars per log depending on the log.

 The photo show guests have their picture taken beside a “deadhead” (a sunken or partially sunken log). The slide brought down many trees with their roots still wrapped around large rocks and these floated upright.  At times the top of the deadhead would extend two meters (six feet) out of the water making them easy to see and avoid with the boat.