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Nova Scotia Textiles Limited – Windsor Wear

I stopped in Windsor to take a look at the building that was once the home of Nova Scotia Textiles Limited – it’s an interesting building that is somewhat of a landmark for me as I travel along Highway 101. … Continue reading

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BC Highway 19 – Corcan Road bridge

Looking down Island to the north In case you’ve ever wondered what Highway 19 looks like from the Corcan Road bridge, well, I shot a pair of images, and now you know… Looking up Island to the south

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Elk Falls Mill pipeline

I’ve been fortunate to have been able to get a look at the wood stave low-pressure sections of the penstock pipelines for the Puntledge and John Hart power stations, the old Victoria water supply pipeline, and this little wood stave … Continue reading

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The world’s largest burl?

The world’s second largest burl – Port McNeill The world’s second largest burl (formerly the largest burl) is located in Port McNeill. It was cut from the base of a 351-year-old Sitka Spruce tree in 1976, about 40 kilometers southwest … Continue reading

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Hydrostatic Releases

Hydrostatic releases on one of the BC Ferries Hydrostatic releases are handy little devices are used to automatically deploy inflatable life rafts when a ship sinks. Water pressure activates the device when it descends 1.5m below the surface, and when … Continue reading

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What is beach foam?

Sea foam, ocean foam, beach foam, or spume is a type of foam created by the agitation of seawater, particularly when it contains higher concentrations of dissolved organic matter from sources such as algal blooms. These compounds can act as … Continue reading

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BC Ferries – the shapes

If you look closely at the BC Ferries cable ferry Baynes Sound Connector, you will see three black shapes and some lights that you won’t see on any other vessel operated by BC Ferries. The black shapes and three vertical … Continue reading

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BC Ferries – Kelsey Bay

If you travel up Highway 19 to Sayward, and then drive down to Kelsey Bay, you can see, and touch a very interesting piece of coastal history. I stopped to explore and touch what was at one time the BC … Continue reading

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CCGS Cape Kuper

CCGS Cape Kuper in Campbell River Cape Kuper is one of 36 Cape-class lifeboats operated by the Canadian Coast Guard. Built: 2005 Victoria Shipyard Ltd., Victoria, British Columbia Construction: Aluminum Length: 14.6 m Breadth: 4.3 m Draft: 1.4 m Freeboard: … Continue reading

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Cape Mudge lighthouse

Located at the southern tip of Quadra Island, Cape Mudge Lighthouse marks the southern entrance to Discovery Passage.  The lighthouse is equipped with an automated weather-observing system and a solar-powered light, horn and videograph fog sensor A few miles north … Continue reading

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