Category Archives: Nanaimo

YDT 612 and YDT 11

RCN Yard Diving Tenders YDT 612 (CFAV Sooke) and YDT 11 (unnamed) in Nanaimo Related Posts:Nanaimo Wellcox YardNanaimo – Wellcox YardFalcon and Sooke PrinceWhy-Ack Brave ex Maranatha II

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Vanishing Vancouver Island – Seaspan Nanaimo

When Seaspan Ferries moved out of their Wellcox Rail Yard location in May 2017, operations at the ferry dock and the rail and vehicle loading ramp ceased. It’s the end of major cargo traffic in Nanaimo. Related Posts:Black and white … Continue reading

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Gallows Point Light

Gallows Point Light – Protection Island Gallows Point (originally Execution Point) takes its name from the fact that two native murderers were hanged there in 1853. Sixty years later, just offshore in the same immediate area, the dynamite carrier S.S. … Continue reading

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RCMP Marine Unit

RCMP Marine Services Constables securing their boat at RCM SAR Station 27, Nanaimo Related Posts:LindsayComox Valley RCMP CruiserLady Rose Marine Services MV TenakaC-GMPF

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A rainy day at the Nanaimo Assembly Wharf

Not everything goes as planned when I shoot video – I wanted video of the bulk carriers Dream Island and Seal Island loading BC logs at the Nanaimo Assembly Wharf and birds, and an airplane got in the way. And … Continue reading

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Nanaimo Assembly Wharf

A busy dozer boat forming a boom log boom at the Nanaimo Assembly Wharf Related Posts:A busy dozer boatAngelic ZephyrA rainy day at the Nanaimo Assembly WharfDream Island

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Dream Island and Seal Island

Dream Island and Seal Island loading BC logs at the Nanaimo Assembly Wharf and a bit of video… Related Posts:Dream IslandAngelic ZephyrOriente ShineSeal Bay

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C-FODH

C-FODH, a Harbour Air 1952 Dehavilland DHC-3 over Nanaimo Harbour Related Posts:C-FEBEC-GLCPC-GOPPC-FRNO

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Nanaimo tent city

The growing tent city in Nanaimo Related Posts:Victoria – Tent CityThe Hub CityVictoria – ReflectionsVictoria – City Hall

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On the hard – Gowlland Scout (ex Finlay 2)

Gowlland Scout on the hard at Stones Marina & Boatyard in Nanaimo Related Posts:Jeanette Dawn–on the hardHeather Rae – on the hardCT ScoutWestern Scout

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