Segregation existed not only between white workers and minority workers but between Chinese sawmill workers and Chinese shingle mill workers. Because the two groups were from different tongs, separate boarding houses had to be built. One bunkhouse was located just off Murray Street near the Port Moody Station Museum's present location. The other bunkhouse was closer to the center of town, off of Clarke and Queen Streets. When the bunkhouse burned down the Chinese workers went to stay in the Tourist Hotel until they got a new building. (pic of tourist hotel). White Port Moody children dug through the ashes and found a few coins that had been fused together from the heat of the fire. (pic of Chinese coins) They sawed them apart and took them to the bank where they traded them in for nickels. At that time a nickel bought an ice cream!