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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Brockton Point 1886, Stanley Park
- Birthplace Of Elizabeth Silvey (circa 1864), first child of European heritage born in Vancouver. She helped her father, Portuguese Joe Silvey build a boat, the Morning Star at Brockton Point. She told the City archivist in the 1930's, Major Matthews, that she remembered as a young child holding one end of  boards for her father to saw. Later , Portuguese Joe used the Morning Star to catch "dog" fish, a member of the shark family. One year he made a fortune, 2 thousand dollars, selling the oil from dog fish livers to loggers who used it  to skid logs down to the water.

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