Artist to talk about Martin Mars

The presentation will take place at Echo Centre on Thursday, Dec. 3 starting at 7 p.m.

Artist Doug Harrison, who was raised at Alberni Pacific Logging’ (APL) ‘Camp One” and spent his working life in logging for “Macmillan-Bloedel”, will be speaking about his experiences with the Martin Mars water bomber aircraft next month at Echo Centre.

“Harrison was the manager at Northwest Bay when the Mt. Moriarty Fire took place, and he worked on the Taylor River Fire of 1967,” says IHS spokesperson David Hooper. “He sometimes flew in the ‘Bird Dog’, ahead of the ‘Mars” so that gave him some unique perspectives.

Harrison is also an artist of West Coast subjects and his two most recent paintings feature the ‘Mars” in action.

The presentation will take place at Echo Centre on Thursday, Dec. 3 starting at 7 p.m.  There will be an intermission to give audience members a chance to share their own stories and there will be some photos and memorabilia set up as well.