This photo exhibit documents the life of the Brown family at Pine Island Light Station. Pine Island is located east of the northern tip of Vancouver Island, in the south end of Queen Charlotte Sound. The Brown family lived and worked there for ten years, but moved away after a tsunami or “tidal wave” hit the island and devastated the light station.

Betty Kovalcik (Brown)

Betty Kovalcik (Brown) with her camera, a year before moving to Pine Island.

Pen Brown

Pen Brown revisiting Pine Island seven years after departure, sitting on a bench that he had built long ago.