Tag Archives: Cowichan

North Cowichan Fire Department Pumper 28

North Cowichan Fire Department Pumper 28 Based out of the North Cowichan Fire Department Crofton Fire Station, Pumper 28 is a 2002 E-One Typhoon / Superior (1050/800) (SN#SE 2763). Founded in Red Deer, Alberta in 1973, Superior Emergency Vehicles was … 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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Ladysmith log sort

A quick look at the Timber West Ladysmith Dryland Sort

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Boxcar

A boxcar at the Kaatza Museum in Lake Cowichan Boxcar: a fully enclosed railroad car, typically having sliding side doors, used to transport freight.

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Bloedel Stewart & Welch No. 1

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

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St Ann’s Catholic Church and Cemetery

St Ann’s Catholic Church and Cemetery Father Pierre Rondeault established a mission to the Cowichan Indians in 1858. In 1870 he built the old stone “Butter Church” on Comiaken Hill. He was forced to abandon that church in 1890 and … Continue reading

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