This story begins in 1945 with a seizure of ‘contraband’ by Canada Customs. Not sure when the timbers were actually cut but once seized, used and abused – apparently left outside at times – they eventually found a home with Roch of Salt Spring Island. Some years ago, he’d heard that 350+ billets were available; ranging in weight from 60-180 pounds each. He told us that many of the billets were quarter logs, which if you put the tree back together would have been 24-30” in diameter at the base; completely unheard of today.
Yew coasters to Victoria