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Cumberland No. 7 Mine

The Cumberland No.7 mine was built on the edge of the Puntledge River, with some of the workings going under the river. The No.7 Mine closed was 1922 as its coal had run out. You can view 360° panoramic images … Continue reading

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A ghost ship–Royston

  One of the ghost ships of Royston

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Stone Butter Church

The long-abandoned Stone Butter Church high on a hill over the Cowichan River Estuary

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Cowichan River Estuary – Stone Butter Church

Stone Butter Church as viewed from the Cowichan River Estuary

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YTL 435

This 422 Class District Harbor Tug, Small was laid down in 1943, at Bellingham Iron Works, Bellingham, WA. She was delivered and placed in service as YT-435 in the 12th Naval District, Navy Yard Mare Island in 1944, Vallejo, California. … 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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Thomson Bros. Lumber CO. LTD sawmill

Thomson Bros. Lumber Co. LTD sawmill – still operating In 1966, 19 year old Joe Thomson left a $2.25 an hour union job at Field Sawmills, purchased 2½ acres with a house next to Cumberland Road for $3,500, and built … Continue reading

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Snuneymuxw First Nation log sort

Snuneymuxw First Nation log sort – Nanaimo

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Snuneymuxw First Nation totem

Snuneymuxw First Nation totem – Nanaimo

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Snuneymuxw First Nation totems

Snuneymuxw First Nation totem poles – Nanaimo  

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