In September of 1869, Governor Musgrave was deeply impressed by the commercial activity he saw in this part of the colony. When Lord and Lady Dufferin visited Gastown on September 14, 1876, the governor-general made a similar observation. He also commented on "the floating wooden dangers which carpet the sea" in the Inlet.
After lunch on the Amethyst, the party transferred to the SS Governor Douglas, brought from New Westminster for the occasion. Between Gastown and Hastings, the ship landed and the party watched two loggers fell a giant tree - six feet in diameter in the butt and 200 feet tall. The officials were thoroughly impressed especially when they saw the loggers leaping from their high springboards as the tree began to fall. Lady Dufferin remarked they were brave men and the governor-general shook their hands.
Maxie Michaud extended the welcome to the crowd at the stage terminal. Just before the visitors departed for the Royal City, Lord Dufferin said it had been a memorable day.
"For Burrard Inlet," loyally insisted Captain Raymur.
Thanks to the book, Vancouver, From Milltown to Metropolis by Alan Morley for the above information.
I hope you find the beauty around you.