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The E&N rail line is widely know as connecting Courtenay and Victoria, but there’s also the Port Alberni Sub, a 39 mile long branch line that runs from Parksville, over the Alberni Summit, to Port Alberni. The E&N trestle over … Continue reading
Although this is a nice shot of a Helijet Sikorski S-76A transitioning into a ground effect hover at the Nanaimo flight centre, what you can’t see is actually the focus of the image. The Western Forest Products’ sawmill buildings and … Continue reading
Tenaka in Port Alberni – across from Lady Rose Marine Services Tenaka is a former B.C. Ferries vessel used on the Quadra Island-Cortes Island route. She was purchased by Lady Rose Marine Services in April 2016. Related Posts:Lady Rose Marine … Continue reading
Field sawmill wharf – Courtenay River In September 2017, Project Watershed and the K’ómoks First Nation reached an agreement with Interfor to purchase and restore the former Field sawmill site on the Courtenay River near the 17th street bridge. Kus-kus-sum … Continue reading
Nature recovering the ruins of the No. 7 Coal Mine in Bevan Related Posts:No. 8 MineCumberland No. 7 MineNo 5 MineNo Coal
I decided to head back to the Headquarters Creek hatchery to see what had changed since my last visit, almost exactly four years ago in January 2014. Of course, I picked a rainy day, not that I really had a … Continue reading
Tsolum River Facility – Headquarters Creek The Department of Fisheries and Oceans Tsolum River Facility is one of those places that are just a bit difficult to find, partly because it is actually located on Headquarters Creek, but more so … Continue reading
The lighthouse in Port Alberni sure looks like a lighthouse, and arguably it is a lighthouse, but it only illuminates it’s lamp during the daytime as it would annoy local homeowners at night. This may sound rather odd, but the … Continue reading
Tenaka in Port Alberni Tenaka is a former B.C. Ferries vessel used on the Quadra Island-Cortes Island route. She was purchased by Lady Rose Marine Services in April 2016. Related Posts:M/V Frances BarkleyFrances BarkleyPort Alberni QuayFrances Barkley