The Mt. St. Helens eruption is something I remember very well from my childhood. My uncle was a long shoreman in Vancouver and brought my brother, sister and I bottles of ash that was scooped off the freighters in Vancouver harbour. I've read about how the eruption wiped out a great river. The Toutle looks like so many of my favourite Vancouver Island Rivers and it appears it held fish nearly all year long from this montage of photos put together by David Rice. Very nostalgic!