The Despatch is tied up at Sproat’s Landing, while across the river, McCleary’s pre-emption has been partially cleared of trees. Earlier manifestations of Sproat’s Landing can be seen on the Brilliant bench (left of funnel); these relate to the first hotel and saloon on the Toad Mountain Trail, which was serviced by Albert McCleary’s ferry. Photo by G.M. Dawson, July 3 1889.
Courtesy of Royal BC Museum, BC Archives No. D-03635