R.C.M.P detachment had a very large land area to supervise. Since there
were no roads to adjacent communities they had to cover the territory
by boat. The R.C.M.P. boat is shown tied up to the dock. The R.C.M.P
could not have had much work to do in the town since crime was just about unheard of. Hardly anybody locked their doors to their houses.Behind
the R.C.M.P boat is the Ocean Falls marine shop. This facility equipped
with ways was owned by the company. As was the case in so many
other areas, the company made this facility available to boaters at no
cost. All one had to do was to schedule-in one's boat hauling date and
you could have your boat sitting in this facility for several days.
Close to the marine shop was the Ocean Falls liquor store. It was one
of very few liquor stores on the west coast of B.C. Subsequently, there
was a large demand on the liquor in this store from outside areas. Some
people would joke and claim, that 75 percent of all float plane traffic
in the harbour was due to liquor transport. Certainly, many of the
float planes were often loaded to maximum if not above maximum loads.
The planes would have such long take-off runs that a person would
wonder if they would ever get off the water. The bush pilots would use
every trick to get them off the water such as rocking them from side to
side or to dump the flaps. The weather and visibility was often so poor
that the planes just disappeared in the mist and one could only hope that
they eventually lifted off.