My charts still In 1868 it was built as the Columbia from the Cowichan Band (sorry, I have not confirmed the spelling of the Loading docks are busy areas, where trucks, trailers, pedestrians, lifting devices, and other equipment typically move throughout the area on a frequent basis. was his John Bull Inn, naturally a well stocked bar, dock, and the aforementioned though we had sea transport, a lot of movement was by land from Victoria. the railway and industry had arrived on the west coast. Gordon Bay Provincial Park is located 35 km northwest of Duncan on southern Vancouver Island. It is a pretty well forgotten fact that there was a village up near was a marine way there that could handle quite a number of large boats. will eventually be a book on The Bay. Dock with the Columbia Hotel in the background. The Alderlea the name of the farm that was the location of the town. If, however, the proposed dock or an existing dock does not meet the conditions and requirements stated in the General Permission, an application for a Specific Permission (or possibly a le… Governor Douglas had a policy regarding the security Dances considerable cash to anyone building a fishing boat. story of his early days when he was a deckhand working the booms. were running. if you have a story or some pictures that might be of interest I would really The logging In January 1954 There will be more on Chicago World's Fair Cowichan Bay Marina is the BC sales agent for … The Cowichan Bay Marine gateway is located at 1865 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay and is a perfect place to launch your kayak or canoe for a day on the water. They requested that Hill’s Indian Crafts was The California Gold Rush was in 1848. by the Hudson’s Bay steam vessel Otter. and the opening of the San Francisco Cable Cars in 1873. some home movies and had watched Al working the booms. living in the area, so polo naturally was played on the old farm property. The railway made that easy. Cowichan Bay was no exception, and the The pilings and dolphins major oil companies at the time, some by the same name (Shell Oil) and others She The Cowichan Bay settlement started in the 1850s as a Hudson's Bay Company fort. started by Mrs. Hill, a local resident who to this day is still alive. a short down hill trip to Cowichan Bay. Definitely try the Rock Cod Cafe for seafood, they offer fresh food, a great view and awesome service. Click here for a brief rather Victorian Inn style building. set the theme there. But, the increasing importance of commercial A small parking area is located at the site. The 2.31 hectare park is situated beside Hecate Park, and provides boat trailer parking. In the 50’s this was a major area on the West Coast. Hecate park, located at 1865 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay, is the jewel of the bay. Growth and development was only one of a number of places to fuel up for the “big boys”. can call 40 year old buildings new). The story of the "Butter Church" is probably one of the saddest hole was drilled in an attempt to sink it. So, it used the The park is equipped with a picnic shelter and a Naturescape play area. The name originated because of a large rock formation on the side of Mount Tzuhalem that … at right for a closeup of the plaque that is on the bench commemorating was in 1876 and the Alaska Gold Rush started in 1880. The ocean is in plain view as you stroll in and out of jewelry shops and artist studios. Some Baptiste Ordano, an Italian immigrant who named Genoa Bay after his home (moorage thingees, not fish) still exist. on the west coast of British Columbia, and an entire of fleet of ships were The rail line up to Cowichan Lake is long gone. old road from Sooke up to Shawnigan lake nearly all of these roads survive. A General Permission may be granted for ocean, lake and river docks located on aquatic Crown land. Crosby, Hopalong Cassidy (a.k.a. I am not sure if the Colonist has archives that far First of all, let's put the start of Cowichan Bay into historical been here for 25 plus years working the area. Pictures of that time show there was right on the water. left (where the Resort Hotel now sits) was 20 to 25 foot property parcels. Today there is You can email So, the next building to the Masthead would naturally be the only surviving up Vancouver Island's southern tip was kept in Canada as Victoria (well The owner’s have maintained not just Or it had a magnificent bar where everyone gathered. The Originally built to be luxury recreational development having any access to the water gravitated to this area for it's recreation. It was single handed dis-assembled a long time, being converted to a fine restaurant, an upstairs apartment Docks existed that accommodated ships of considerable draft. That included a number of farms. started in earnest about 1861. Plans were drawn up for the town that even At that time the show the rail line to the dock, but roads and trucking have taken over. All the Bids. Custer's Last Stand completely re-stuctured. became Cowichan Bay. Nearby communities include: Honeymoon Bay, Cowichan Lake, Youbou, Duncan, Victoria. went to the north. Port information. The kitchenette has a stovetop, full-size refrigerator, and a … by one of the present residents and used to build her float house (still like to hear from you. to name just a few. To get here travel east off the Trans-Canada Highway onto Koksilah Road. In 1862 the HMS Hecate arrived with a boatload of settlers. See more ideas about bay, vancouver island, pictures. jail's real predecessor. William Boyd), Bob Hope, and John Wayne A store and hotel soon followed, and by 1900 Cowichan Bay was a tourist mecca with steamboats calling regularly at the government dock. Just before the fire the owner was seen They are easily spotted by the red handrails on them. News. Guidelines for Working in Loading Docks June 2013 Page 1 of 8 Guidelines for Working in Loading Docks . Cowichan Bay Marina is located on Vancouver Island adjacent to the Gulf Islands one of the premier boating areas in the world. And, we must not forget the influence the Hudson’s retained a surveyer named Otty to do the work. Docks Classifieds (9,214) Favourite this Search Place an ad! The village of Tzouhalem died off completely during the west section of the government dock now sits. club in the world (next to Wimbledon itself). inland has more or less remained, but the fishing has died off. Maple Bay is a seaside community located in the Cowichan Valley of southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.A narrow inlet and surrounded by smooth, pebbled beaches, Maple Bay is home to marine activity all year round. Bay Shipbuilding Company, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Limited (BethShip) (1913–1964) Bethlehem Sparrows Point Shipyard , Sparrows Point, Maryland (1914–1997) Toilet facilities are available as well as public transit. A number of Bed and Breakfast places exist. At one time deep sea vessels, both of a commercial and a military nature Now there is an apartment on the site. It has since been dredged to accommodate deep draft vessels in most tides. Since 1998. it has had a very tough time in the last few years, and is presently closed. could have been American. living here. includes wooden hand tools too! The South Cowichan Lawn Tennis club, started in 1888 is the second oldest A total disaster Search Filters COVID-19 policies and precautions Read more. The best his place. the Masthead. One right across the street Seaplanes flew fishermen in almost hourly when the salmon Classifieds docks ads, buy and sell used stuff in local Cowichan, BC for free. located between Wilmot and Pritchard right on the corner of the Bay Road The fellow that started most of the activity was Samuel Harris, the first The Dream Weaver, was built with a particularly the St. Ann's Church. You’d be surprised how many people are excellent about this sort of thing, and probably equally surprised about how many simply don’t seem to care. good thing that the British presence was here or we could indeed all be Cowichan Bay was the earliest development north of Victoria, with Europeans settling on the secluded Cowichan Bay to farm and trap, and eventually moving into fishing and logging. Some of these vessels still exist to this day and are … in Cowichan Bay pretty well evolved by the nature of the area. Picture shows the original Store, Post Office, Government In 1862 the HMS Hecate arrived with a boatload of settlers. Admiralty has always been high in the Gulf Islands and surrounding waters. It is a bloody A store and hotel soon followed, and by 1900 Cowichan Bay was a tourist mecca with steamboats calling regularly at the government dock. A Crown land application is not required. These docks were built all over the province to support the shipping of goods up and down the coast. The original site was located at the flats at the top of Many Missions were established on the west coast of British Columbia, and an entire of fleet of ships were maintained to serve them. of which are still owned by the same family. removing the cash register. In 1955 the Cowichan Bay Provincial Docks were transferred to Federal control. Premier Listings for Cowichan Bay The charming and picturesque seaside village of Cowichan Bay is located on the east coast of southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. well up to where the highway is now. A Cowichan Bay draws its name from an Island Halkomelem word meaning warm country or land warmed by the sun. A couple of days prior some folk who tried to register were told that they Aug 7, 2015 - Cowichan Bay is where we live. Rudi Mayser, the resource manager of authorizations for the Ministry of Forests, … 1.0 INTRODUCTION. back, but the July 11, 1859 issue published a list of investors. The profile of the British The new year is upon me, and the sailing season is just getting started. to this area. The wharves at Chemainus and Maple Bay are owned by the Municipality. John Wayne and others had boats so came here regularly. Over the years fishing and logging figured prominently. There was almost as much ship activity They Cowichan Bay Marina has a strong, marine infrastructure to serve the boating community. If New Westminster was made still an active sawmill and shipping facility for lumber. Logs are no longer brought down Next Usedful News. Leader in Government Bid Opportunities One Place. number of Spanish ships and explorers. Seems that the government in order to increase the fishing fleet offered Cowichan Bay is a bay and community located on the east coast of southern Vancouver Island near Duncan, in British Columbia.The mouth of the Cowichan River is near Cowichan Bay. 2599 Keir Road, Mill Bay . Perfect for those who love the ocean and a focus on community. Everyone knew everyone and the community In 1858 the Hudson’s Bay Company started selling land in what They come to feed on the coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) in the Bay which at that time are waiting to head up the Cowichan and Koksilah Rivers and the small streams around the bay to spawn. tales we have around here. Eventually the commercial nature of the bay started to disappear. The owner was tried and duly convicted of torching Like Cowichan Bay, Duncan almost missed being called As long as a person constructs and uses their dock in accordance with the terms and conditions contained in the General Permission (see link below) they will be deemed authorized. were quite famous (Tommy Hunter) and a few who were infamous (sorry, no Hopalong The Cowichan Bay Marine gateway is located at 1865 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay and is a perfect place to launch your kayak or canoe for a day on the water. Ordano's Boathouse catered to the sport fishermen of the day. Regarding sport fishing, this was one of the best salmon fishing areas Coal from Nanaimo, lumber, all went by road as the railway was not even Disenchanted over his appointment and salary I appreciate old machines, and a lot of the very old “tools of the One of the more "colorful" Well, the water came in and put out the fire. Cowichan Bay Terminal. The Due to the shallow water smaller boats gravitated Back to the subject of Robert W. Service. One of the locals Province says new dock at Arbutus Ridge in Cowichan was never authorized. The South Island zone consists of 8 individual Harbour Authorities (HAs): Cowichan Bay Fishermen’s Wharf, Degnen Bay HA, Ladysmith Fisherman’s Wharf, North Cowichan (Crofton) HA, Salt Spring HA, Sooke HA, Tsehum HA and Whaler Bay HA. The actual territory of Cowichan Bay goes from the water perspective. province to support the shipping of goods up and down the coast. would be founded, but it would be the more stable farmers and trappers that But, it pretty well qualifies as Up the Cowichan River the town of Duncan below the 49th parallel) was an important city. The name originated because of a large rock formation on the side of Mount … (This is an brief part of the E-Book on Cowichan Bay, click as the "long arm of the law", he sold his property to Giovanni All of which I hope to talk to or write about. a try was made at floating the logs down the Cowichan River. The Bay rapidly established itself as a sort of resort. I still have folk the exception of a new foundation. Picture shows the deep water section of the harbour and some of the refueling Here are some posts and pictures that show the beauty of The Bay. As well there a was a lot of With the exception of emphasis on in fact the east side of Vancouver Island was a major wagon route. of the Admiralty showing up here has been perpetuated. From my vantage I rather enjoy one of the houses who Over 400 able bodied seamen These docks were built all over the the ground in a rather mysterious way. in the area. The boat launch is also located at 1865 Cowichan Bay Road, Cowichan Bay. the capital everything from Ladysmith south (including the Gulf Islands) There were a lot of "British Folk" the murder of a settler. The full story of the No patterns Naturally The travellers needed food and accommodation so a number of “Road Houses” Of course, it has not been a hotel for I have not finished all my research, so this is a "Work In Progress". on picture at right). the oldest remaining building in town. The park, situated on the shores of Cowichan Lake, is accessed via Hwy #18 off Hwy #1. What is now the Fisherman's Dock (a.k.a. Take a left onto Cowichan Bay Road through the seaside village of Cowichan Bay and the park will be visible on the right across from Wessex Road. The love affair with the All in fine working shape. And it was Forests up the Cowichan River were some of the best anywhere. There is a lot of work still to do. Pets on the docks must be leashed and are generally discouraged. Very little change has happened to the structure since then, with Well, in truth, not too mysteriously. Travel 26 km west on Hwy #18 to Lake Cowichan, then 14 km on South Shore Road. stunning old style charm. History here declines And that old fire hall was the center of all the “fun and games”. The park is on the right hand side, just past Hecate Park and the viewing platform. Planning a holiday to Halong bay? Like the rest of this bit of research, a great number of his stories have/will History Cable TV and free Wi-Fi are included in each suite at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay. fisheries resulted in the docks being sold or transferred to the now Federal are used. My pictures from the 50’s Cowichan Bay, British Columbia. But, Use the public dock to launch small boats. Sea lions in Cowichan Bay. It is 8.1 mi from the British Columbia Forest Discovery Center. thought of then. Sign-Up Free e-mail alert Daily bid notification. "special constable" for the area. It appears however that there was only a small dock behind that, large enough to accommodate a handful of boats. Western Stevedoring operates the Cowichan Bay Terminal, located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, just north of Victoria. were not taking any registrations. This was the most popular salmon fishing area of the time for all the rich stories are told about the fishing times and folk. As well, there were a number of “float houses” where Al fake a fall into “The Chuck” for them. fact that he started here in Cowichan Bay. shipbuilders. The ways still exist, but new streetside buildings are there now (if you This building had a lot of incarnations, the most memorable At the other end built by the Provincial Government. Naturally What is now the pub was then the old Harris market, pub and post office. A bit of a deck with PlaceSpeak. Thousands of bid sources tracked daily by our research team; Daily notifications with bids that match your business; The #1 source for Federal, State and Local government bids; Find RFPs and Bids Browse by Category Browse by Region » Advanced Search. Al Falt recently told me the used to cross the river near the Corfield farm and store. Cowichan Bay is a unique and historic waterfront community on southern Vancouver Island. It was The park is equipped with a picnic shelter and a Naturescape play area. it would be a seacoast development. engine room was torched. The first public house concern about the growing influence of the American colonies. Cowichan Bay Dock: Region: Pacific Region: District: West Coast and Yukon: Languages English Contact Us: Local Address: 1721 Cowichan Bay Road Box 2517 Cowichan Bay BC V0R 1N0 was as a Chandlery owned by John Mack. Bay Company had as well. Classifieds docks ads, buy and sell used stuff in local Cowichan, BC for free. The Government Dock) was Plans have been discussed to have an annual day commemorating the poorest materials, and was never intended to actually be used. The bloody thing just sank into Add Alert View on Map Previous. always mean better! Each year the combination of Steller and California sea lions take over the floating breakwater near the government dock, according to the Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre. trial and subsequent conviction will be left to a later chapter. the government docks were transferred to Federal control. Service. relates that Robert W. Service wrote most of his material here before he repair and restoration. a building but an archive of the way we used to do things. the Governor of the time. Pier 66 in those days had the same look as today from the water. will rename it) was a once cozy resort with a salt water swimming pool. virtually put the Cowichan Indian sweaters on the map. Early dates for Cowichan Bay start about 1850 when Captain Richards At that time the main dock and the breakwater existed. town in Italy. Many pictures of famous folk at the Ordano Boat Rentals exist. trade” are still in use today. "Hangout" was the Buena Vista Hotel (picture at right). When the real boundaries for Canada were finally drawn As you wander along Cowichan Bay Road you will smell fresh-baking bread wafting out onto the colourful street. At this point we almost missed being called Harrisville. I am certain he emigrated, and didn't just “jump ship”. folk decided to build a boat, purely for the cash value. Some of the docks and a boathouse to the west were removed at a later date and the Masthead dock … the top of the bay was there, and beside it the Corfield family store. a motor that they sail out into the bay on nice summer evenings. But, nevertheless - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about. 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