Tag Archives: Gulf Islands

The way it was – Burgoyne Bay

This barrel-roof shed was built (between 1900 and 1910) by Richard Maxwell on his farm near Burgoyne Bay. The shed was built for storage of larger farm equipment and has two, large access doors on the roadside of the building. … Continue reading

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The way it was – Burgoyne Bay

Built by Richard Maxwell on his farm in 1901, this root cellar is one of the historic farm buildings in Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park.

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From the top – Mt Maxwell

The view from Mt Maxwell Provincial Park It was a cloudy day when I visited Mt Maxwell Provincial Park, the sort of day that is usually, but not always, good for shooting time-lapse video. This was one of those not … Continue reading

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St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church

St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, Fulford Harbour, Saltspring Salt Spring Island’s oldest church was founded in 1878 by Father Donckele, the first Roman Catholic missionary to the Gulf islands. Erected between 1880 and 1885 by members of the community, the … Continue reading

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MV Quinitsa

MV Quinitsa at the BC Ferries terminal in Fulford Harbour, Saltspring

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MV Quinitsa

MV Quinitsa at the BC Ferries terminal in Fulford Harbour, Saltspring

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Right in front of us…

This yacht from the United States of America was the privileged or stand-on vessel so Skeena Queen was required to let it pass in front of her. At the same time, there is some common sense here that should dictate … Continue reading

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Seahorse – ex Candoto (YTB 377)

Seahorse in Ganges Harbour Candoto (YTB-377) served in a noncommissioned status in the 14th Naval District, the Mariana Islands, and the Marshall Islands during World War II. Built: 1944 Builder: Gulfport Machine And Welding, Port Arthur, Tx Gross Tonnage: 174.49 … Continue reading

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CCGS Cape Naden

CCGS Cape Naden at Ganges Harbour, Saltspring Island

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Gallows Point Light

Gallows Point Light – Protection Island Gallows Point (originally Execution Point) takes its name from the fact that two native murderers were hanged there in 1853. Sixty years later, just offshore in the same immediate area, the dynamite carrier S.S. … Continue reading

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