Book of the Month - Lone Cone: Life on the West Coast of Vancouver Island


Published in 1952, this memoir of a Clayoquot Sound 'war bride' vividly describes how it might have felt to immigrate from Britain to the Canadian west coast. 

 The book dramatically chronicles Dorothy Abrahams's experiences on the coast over 11 years following WWI. She first arrived to Vargas Island where her husband Ted Abraham and other members of his family lived and was shocked by its remoteness. 

The Abrahams were quite affected by the Great War of 1914-1918. To learn more Vargas pioneering attempts be sure to visit the museum between February 15 - May 15 for our spring exhibitions British Columbia's War: 1914-1918 and Vargas Island ranchers at home and at war. On February 28 there will also be a guest presentation by researcher and curator Stephanie Ann Warner where there will be refreshments and opportunities to ask questions and chat about the effects of war on the Vargas Island settlements. 


Guest Speaker Event 

February 28, 2019 7:00-9:30 p.m. 

Tofino Legion, 331 Main Street

Admission by donation (suggested $5-10)

 This book is available for purchase on amazon and through Vancouver Island Regional Library.