Rangitangs

Original comedic oil paintings depicting life in the west coast logging float camps between 1910 and 1950 by Len Whalen. Also cartoons that appeared in the Vancouver Sun, various forestry magazines and weekly newspapers. Prints and greeting cards are available at www.whalenwrks.com.
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The ‘squeeze box’ is one of the instruments played in camp. Fine for some but not for others.

The ‘squeeze box’ is one of the instruments played in camp. Fine for some but not for others.

This iconic cartoonist, artist and humorist, provides a look back at early life in BC's logging industry from donkeys to trucks.

This iconic cartoonist, artist and humorist, provides a look back at early life in BC's logging industry from donkeys to trucks.

Town site photographs.

Photographs from the Ocean Falls town site

Town site photographs.

Photographs from the Ocean Falls town site

This iconic cartoonist, artist and humorist, provides a look back at early life in BC's logging industry from donkeys to trucks.

Mike Whalen is raising funds for The Cartoons of Len Whalen : from 1930 to 1989 on Kickstarter! This iconic cartoonist, artist and humorist, provides a look back at early life in BC's logging industry from donkeys to trucks.

Early float camp operated by the Moore family at Winter Harbour northern Vancouver Island.

Early float camp operated by the Moore family at Winter Harbour northern Vancouver Island.

Successful salespeople always found a way to visit the camp..

Successful salespeople always found a way to visit the camp.

Was it the bull cook..or the seagulls..that determined mealtime?

Was it the bull cook.or the seagulls.that determined mealtime?

Smoking in the woods was discouraged due to the fire hazard. An alternative to cigarettes was chewing tobacco – or ‘snuff’ as it was known. Running out of this commodity at the company store was not acceptable.

Smoking in the woods was discouraged due to the fire hazard. An alternative to cigarettes was chewing tobacco – or ‘snuff’ as it was known. Running out of this commodity at the company store was not acceptable.

Keeping the bunkhouse warm in the early part of the 20th century was always a challenge during the cold damp nights of a west coast winter.

Keeping the bunkhouse warm in the early part of the century was always a challenge during the cold damp nights of a west coast winter.

Len Whalen, the artist, around 1928 working in his father's logging show on the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC.

Len Whalen, the artist, around 1928 working in his father's logging show on the west coast of Vancouver Island, BC.

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