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Falcon heading Past protection Island and into the Nanaimo Harbour

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Nanaimo Harbour

A Harbour Air float plane arriving in Nanaimo, across from Newcastle Island

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Nanaimo Harbour

Nanaimo’s harbour has always been a very busy place, with ships transporting coal, logs, rail cars, and even people… Two common sights – the rail ferry terminal and huge ships laden with raw logs heading overseas.

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Nanaimo – a few rogues

A few of the rogues that adorn parts of Nanaimo…

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Nanaimo Harbour

Looking toward Gabriola from the Helijet Terminal in Nanaimo

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The big picture – Nanaimo assembly wharf

I’m assuming that this is part of the Nanaimo assembly wharf – the magical place where train cars, containers and other bits and piece such as logs and bundles of lumber are assembled in one spot to be loaded onto … Continue reading

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BC Ferries – MV Quinsam

MV Quinsam was originally part of the Ministry of Transportation and Highways’ (MoT) saltwater ferry fleet until 1985, when the MoT’s saltwater ferries, including Quinsam, were transferred to BC Ferries. Quinsam replaced the smaller 50 car MV Quinitsa on the … Continue reading

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Newcastle Marina

Reflections of the past, and of boats, at the Newcastle Marina in Nanaimo. [fbalbum url=”https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.228083340648718.1073741895.123247217798998&type=1″ size=”186″]

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Nanaimo – On the dock

So there I was, walking along the dock, enjoying the sights and keep a wary eye on the giant crab. And then it hit me: boom, boom, boom…

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