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Bonus photos for "Castaway Cabin"

For the Byers family, life is good at their Washington cabin on Orcas Island
By Julie Kuczynski
Published: April 11, 2013
The May 2013 issue of Cabin Life features a Puget Sound cottage with historical roots. As this Orcas Island getaway started to show its age, and a tree fell on it, Steve and Kathleen Byers managed to keep it in the family by renovating it for future generations to enjoy. The Byers family also shared these photos of their cabin lifestyle, and we're offering them to you as a web exclusive. Enjoy!
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Courtesy Kathleen Byers
Unexpected events

A large blue spruce fell on the cottage during a wicked storm in 1991. The tree sat on the house for a month, until a crane was able to remove it. In this old photograph, the Byers stand in front of the scene.

 
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