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Charles Sampson Collection

The Charles Sampson Collection

Charles Sampson with anchors

Charles Sampson with two sandstone canoe anchors which he found on separate occasions on the beach west of the Government wharf in Fernwood, Salt Spring Island. The artifacts suggest the presence of an old canoe landing and could date from anytime within the last thousand years.

Sandstone canoe anchors from vicinity of Government dock, Fernwood. Approximately 10 kilos each. Circa 1,000 A.D. to mid 1800s.

Collection: Charles Sampson Collection

Accession number: 2005034003

Slate and basalt points, and steatite disc beads from beach at Fernwood. Collected by Charles Sampson. Slate points date from Locarno (Beach culture type c. 1200-400 B.C) Disc beads from Marpole culture type (c.400 B.C. Ð 400 A.D.)

Collection: Charles Sampson Collection

Accession number: 2005034005

Handle of stone (schist) club with drilled hole. Found at Fernwood Beach by Charles Sampson. Marpole culture type ? (400 B.C. to 400 A.D.)

Collection: Charles Sampson Collection

Accession number: 2005034007

Charles Sampson interviewed by Chris Arnett