Cannery buildings are always built on pilings
. Old rotten pilings
in most cases. So this group of people went, by boat, probably tug boat, to tow this building away. They tied up building to the boat and took off, hauling the building off its pilings
and into the water. Good thing wood floats. They towed the building from its site, half submerged in water to its new home several kilometers away. You'd never guess by looking at this building that is very settled on its new pilings
in its new home and it had such a turbulent voyage.
But the real reason I could spend all day just hanging around here is because of the feeling I get when when I'm in a space just like this. This place is my childhood. To me it's magical and whimsical and full of great things.
You can climb the walls and rafters, you can swing from the ropes that dangled from the roof, you can hide and play in all the little nooks and crannies and at the end you can stop and flop down in a net and take a nap (probably with a cat that also thinks this is a great place to nap). And this is what I did when I was young. This place still holds that magic, I just got older.
My father and his friends still use this building from Sunny Side as a workshop and boat house.