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Ototachibana

Ototachibana loading coal at Roberts Bank This is not a great shot of the bulk carrier Ototachibana – it does, however, illustrate the mixing of silt-laden fresh water flowing from the Frazer River with the saline tidal waters of Georgia … Continue reading

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Bevan – No. 7 Coal Mine

Nature recovering the ruins of the No. 7 Coal Mine in Bevan

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Hisui Horizon – ex Xhsti Loizon

Hisui Horizon taking on coal at Westshore Terminal – Roberts Bank

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Hyundai Passion

Hyundai Passion taking on coal at Westshore Terminal – Roberts Bank

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No. 8 Mine

Cumberland, Bevan, and the surrounding areas were once the site of one of BC’s biggest coal mining operations, with 8 different mineshafts in operation. By 1950, the only mine left operating was No. 8, and in 1953, No. 8 closed … Continue reading

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Union Bay – Once there was a pier…

The remains of one of the coal loading piers in Union Bay

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Union Bay–another look around

Panoramic images from the former site of the Union Bay coal loading facility You can likely use typical mobile device controls to scroll around the image, as well as zoom in and out. On a computer the mouse can be … Continue reading

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Union Bay – a look around

A Panoramic image from the former site of the Union Bay coal loading facility   You can likely use typical mobile device controls to scroll around the image, as well as zoom in and out. On a computer the mouse … Continue reading

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Union Bay–a window into the past

A look at a cross section of the causeway that was underneath the rail line that ran out to the Union Bay coal washing plant and loading pier. A section of the wire wound wood pipes that ran out to … Continue reading

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Union Bay – a moment in time

Union Bay – walking along where the coal trains once ran

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