SHS thanks Josef Bauer for generous stone lantern donation

Photo of the donated lantern from Josef Bauer

Steveston Historical Society is grateful to Josef Bauer for the donation of this beautiful stone lantern. As Joe was born in the Japanese Hospital it is reminder of a life begun and ended in Steveston – with so much living, adventure and community service in Steveston and the wider fishing and environmental communities in between! The lantern was brought from Joe’s family home on Broadway St. where he lived.

Jaime Gusto of the Steveston Harbour Authority had this to say about Joe:

“He has been a prominent, impactful figure in the BC fishing industry for many decades. Joe Bauer served on the Steveston Harbour Authority’s (SHA) Board of Directors for 2 terms as the Community Groups representative. During his tenure, he worked hard to help promote Steveston Harbour as well as the BC fishing industry and helped foster positive relationships between SHA and its various stakeholders throughout the community. As someone who always advocated that best practices be followed by all fishers, Joe was instrumental in helping SHA develop comprehensive environmental policies for all harbour users to follow. Joe also provided valuable input into developing SHA’s public fish sales float policy, which SHA still employs to this day at the Fisherman’s Wharf, which is a major local attraction. Josef Georg Bauer is a man who has spent much of his life educating people and making his community a better place for everyone.”


Steveston Community Society Newsletter feature on Josef Bauer

“Traditional Fisherman” by Christine Durgo, October-November 2010

Article from the Steveston Community Society Newsletter regarding Josef Bauer