August Schnarr was a well known coastal settler who lived and worked as a trapper and hand logger for many years in the Bute Inlet area. In early 1926 August, his wife Zaida (nee Lansall) and three children Pansy, Pearl and Marion settled at a homestead up Bute Inlet, which would become known as Schnarr's Landing.
This remote inlet was for many years the home of Jim and Laurette Stanton. The Stantons and their experience of living in this area are the subject of the book "Grizzlies in their Backyard" by Beth Day.
Every summer from 1933 to 1941, Francis and Amy Barrow, along with their two black cocker spaniels traveled the coast of British Columbia on board their boat the Toketie. Exploring the islands, inlets and harbours of east Vancouver Island they made many frequent stops to visit area residents.