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Tag Archives: Cowichan
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
A quick look at the Timber West Ladysmith Dryland Sort
A boxcar at the Kaatza Museum in Lake Cowichan Boxcar: a fully enclosed railroad car, typically having sliding side doors, used to transport freight.
Bloedel, Stewart & Welch was formed in 1911 by US lumberman Julius Bloedel and railway contractors John Stewart and Patrick Welch. BS&W’s first logging operation was at Myrtle Point, near Powell River, for which the Shay was purchased new from … Continue reading