November 3, 2019
How did Destruction Bay get its start?
Lynne and Jack have both been collecting vintage images from all sorts of digital libraries for decades, even before they met. They started stores on Zazzle and Redbubble that included a lot of what they had collected. People began to discover both stores, and the interest in vintage from customers has grown in leaps and bounds since then.
Destruction Bay is named after one of the most beautiful, remote places on earth. Lynne was traveling the Alaska Highway years ago in January of 2002. It was 50 below, and her feet were freezing in her flimsy boots. She stopped the truck at a little restaurant in Destruction Bay, Yukon Canada. There by the front door was a huge table full of the warmest socks she'd ever seen. She bought several pair and later created the "Destruction Bay Dolls" from them.
In 2011, Lynne was traveling back from Alaska after living there almost a decade. She had to stop in Destruction Bay again, this time because the trailer her family RV was pulling blew a tire. A friendly canadian guy named Ernie came out and helped her. He was so friendly, she shoved two $100 bills into his hand and thanked him profusely. She never forgot him.
Here's the gas station she stopped at both times:
When Lynne and Jack met, he was intrigued with the story and loved the name of the town. He decided to call his company Destruction Bay to honor the brave people of the Yukon and the town that saved his wife when she needed them most.
Lynne: "Canadians are the friendliest people on earth!"
A fun fact about Destruction Bay:
When you drive through town, they have what looks like an RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) car parked on the side of the road to catch speeders. Actually, it is made out of plywood. Hahaha!
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