Category Archives: history

Stone Butter Church

The long-abandoned Stone Butter Church high on a hill over the Cowichan River Estuary Related Posts:Cowichan River Estuary – Stone Butter ChurchStone Butter ChurchSt Ann’s Catholic Church and CemeterySt Peter’s Anglican Church

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YTL 435

This 422 Class District Harbor Tug, Small was laid down in 1943, at Bellingham Iron Works, Bellingham, WA. She was delivered and placed in service as YT-435 in the 12th Naval District, Navy Yard Mare Island in 1944, Vallejo, California. … Continue reading

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Stone Butter Church

Stone Butter Church – Comiaken Hill In the 1870 Roman Catholic missionaries were intent bringing the local Cowichan Indian communities into their flock. Father Peter Rondeault, a missionary to the Cowichan Indians, decided to build a church for the Cowichan … Continue reading

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Helijet Nanaimo

C-GHJP, a Helijet Sikorsky S-76A in Nanaimo And some video – first, the real time version. It’s cool if you like such things. Next a short time lapse of the same video And a slow motion segment that shows how … Continue reading

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Thomson Bros. Lumber CO. LTD sawmill

Thomson Bros. Lumber Co. LTD sawmill – still operating In 1966, 19 year old Joe Thomson left a $2.25 an hour union job at Field Sawmills, purchased 2½ acres with a house next to Cumberland Road for $3,500, and built … Continue reading

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Uchuck III

Uchuck III alongside in Gold River Related Posts:Uchuck IIIGold River – Inlet ChallengerSkookumtruckGold River

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Gold River logging equipment

Logging equipment at the Gold River log sort Related Posts:Gold River – log sortGold River – Sandpoint ChiefGold River – there was a millLogging equipment

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C-FCDT

C-FCDT, an Air Nootka 1958 De Havilland DHC-2 MK. I in Gold River Related Posts:C-GIUR and C-CJFLGold RiverC-FSKZGold River – Inlet Challenger

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Skookumtruck

Skookumtruck in Gold River Related Posts:Gold River – Inlet ChallengerGold RiverGold River – Sandpoint ChiefSho Am Hungry – ex Miss Sherry

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Sho Am Hungry – ex Miss Sherry

Sho Am Hungry in Gold River Sho Am Hungry is a fish farm net cleaning vessel owned by Brunswick Jetters Ltd in Powell River. Related Posts:Inlet ChallengerBerries, bells, and bearsGold River – Inlet ChallengerPR fboat

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