Wood chip barges

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Seaspan barges full of wood chips at Catalyst Paper – Crofton

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The way it was – Burgoyne Bay

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This barrel-roof shed was built (between 1900 and 1910) by Richard Maxwell on his farm near Burgoyne Bay. The shed was built for storage of larger farm equipment and has two, large access doors on the roadside of the building. The farmland is now part of Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park.

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The way it was – Burgoyne Bay

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Built by Richard Maxwell on his farm in 1901, this root cellar is one of the historic farm buildings in Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park.

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From the top – Mt Maxwell

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The view from Mt Maxwell Provincial Park

It was a cloudy day when I visited Mt Maxwell Provincial Park, the sort of day that is usually, but not always, good for shooting time-lapse video. This was one of those not so good days as everything was washed out due to the moisture in the air and scattered rain showers.

The views from the top are impressive, including To the southeast Sansum Narrows, Cowichan Bay, Genoa Bay and Crofton to the southeast , and Fulford Harbour and the BC Ferries transiting Swanson Channel to the southwest.

Scattered rain showers are not always my friend…

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St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church

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St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Fulford Harbour, Saltspring

Salt Spring Island’s oldest church was founded in 1878 by Father Donckele, the first Roman Catholic missionary to the Gulf islands.

Erected between 1880 and 1885 by members of the community, the windows, door and bell were acquired from father Rondeault’s “Butter Church” in Cowichan Bay. The church was formally dedicated on May 10, 1885, by Bishop J. B. Brondel.

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MV Quinitsa

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MV Quinitsa at the BC Ferries terminal in Fulford Harbour, Saltspring

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MV Quinitsa

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MV Quinitsa at the BC Ferries terminal in Fulford Harbour, Saltspring

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Right in front of us…

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This yacht from the United States of America was the privileged or stand-on vessel so Skeena Queen was required to let it pass in front of her. At the same time, there is some common sense here that should dictate that you avoid getting in the way of a 2652 ton ferry as she heads into her berth.

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Seahorse – ex Candoto (YTB 377)

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Seahorse in Ganges Harbour

Candoto (YTB-377) served in a noncommissioned status in the 14th Naval District, the Mariana Islands, and the Marshall Islands during World War II.

  • Built: 1944
  • Builder: Gulfport Machine And Welding, Port Arthur, Tx
  • Gross Tonnage: 174.49
  • Net Tonnage: 130.87
  • Construction Material: Steel
  • Vessel Length (m): 28.00
  • Vessel Breadth (m): 7.32
  • Vessel Depth (m): 3.66
  • Number of Engines: 1 x 882.61 Kilowatts
  • Speed (knots): 10.0
  • Propulsion: Single Screw
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CCGS Cape Naden

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CCGS Cape Naden at Ganges Harbour, Saltspring Island

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