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North Pender
First Public School on Saturna Island 1919
presently a cemetery site

SATURNA ISLAND SCHOOL

(From the Memories of Several Old Timers)

The first school on Saturna was built in 1919 under great difficulties, as the lumber for it had to be hauled over rough trails by horse and wagon. Another problem that arose was over the site for the school. It was solved by starting two persons to walk from either end of the island. Where they met was the chosen place! Now, there is a modern two-roomed school at Lyall Harbour, and a teacherage.

Saturna School
Saturna School with Students 1930

More Tales from the Outer Gulf Islands, pp186

1962

Saturna School ca.1960

more photos from the 1960's


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