It’s All There in Black and White: Pioneer Tales

History buffs will want to take a few minutes to read through the reminiscences of Ellen McKay from this September 11, 1952 Comox District Free Press article – it includes some little known tidbits about our valley. BTW, Mrs. McKay lived to see her 99th year.

With legacy support from the Bickle Family and the Comox Valley Echo.

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September Watershed Moments

Here now is an image and quote from the museum’s award-winning book Watershed Moments – A Pictorial History of Courtenay and District. Enjoy!


Photo credit: CDM 979.3.2 Page 45.

Photo caption: “In 1874, the government provided a grant to construct a wharf at Comox Landing on James Robb’s land. The cost of the 12-foot-wide, 1,035-foot-long wharf was $3,337. The wharf head was fifty by sixty feet across, which made it possible for larger ships, like those operated by Canadian Pacific Navigation and Union Steamships, to deliver and offload passengers, cargo and mail.” Page 44.

Lecture: Whelks to Whales in the Salish Sea

Sea lions

Time and Date: 2 pm, Saturday, October 1st, 2016

Location: Rotary Gallery of the Courtenay and District Museum

Speaker: Rick Harbo

Tickets: $5 for adult Historical Society members; $6 for adult non-members and $2.50 for any child 4 and over. (GST not included.) Advance tickets are recommended.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about marine life of the Strait of Georgia – past, present and future.

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