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Collection contains 147 photographs and 5 textual records pertaining to the Georgeson family and life on Saturna Island. Arriving in 1889, James and Joan Georgeson were the first light keepers at East Point. The job officially passed to their son Peter in 1921, and subsequently to Peter's brother Henry, who ran the light station from 1939 to 1940.
Major themes of this collection include Georgeson family portraits, early life on Saturna, and children growing up on the island.
We're grateful to Gloria Manzano, James and Joan Georgeson's great-granddaughter, for donating these items to the Saturna Heritage Centre in 2014.
In 2015, 31 additional items were added to this collection including 4 textual records. We are grateful to Gloria…
Saturna Island Heritage Archive
Welcome to the Saturna Island Heritage Archive. Feel free to check out our curated exhibits, use the search bar to navigate the archive by term, or just jump into our collections and see what you find.
This archive was created by the Saturna Island Heritage Centre, located at the Fog Alarm building on East Point. Our summer hours are 9:30-4:30 daily (occasionally subject to change due to special events). You can telephone the Centre by calling 1-250-483-5547, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org