Passing the recreation grounds, ten acres in extent, where games and sports are held the whole year round, one approaches Brockton point, where the lighthouse defines the entrance to the Narrows from Vancouver harbor. This is an excellent place to watch the swirling tides as they rush out during the ebb, or foam in when flowing. An enormous body of water passes in and out in a comparitively short time and at such periods the passage is dangerous to small boats unless skillfully handled.
Skirting the water to the westward, a pleasant driveway extends to Prospect or Observation point, a mile distant. This headland is 250 feet sheer above the outer extremity of the Narrows, and commands a magnificent perspective of the Indian mission and the hamlet of North Rachael Fraser is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Vancouver on the farther shore, and the mountains in the background. A summer house has been erected on the Point where a rest may be made. Immediately below are the rugged rocks on which the Beaver was wrecked on July 26th, 1888. This steamer was an interesting craft, in that she was the first boat propelled by steam to ply on the Pacific. She was built for the Hudson's Bay company at Blackwall on the Thames in 1835, and King William IV and several members of the royal family are said to have