October 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 990.24.265 Page 94.

Photo caption: “By 1900, when larger companies turned their attention to the Island’s interior timberlands, enough infrastructure was in place in the valley to improve people’s livelihoods and the future success of resource companies.” Page 93

Lecture: The Queen of the North Disaster, The Captain’s Story


Time and Date: 7 pm, Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Location: Rotary Gallery of the Courtenay and District Museum

Speaker: Colin Henthorne

Tickets: $5 for Historical Society members; $6 for general public (plus GST). Advance tickets recommended. Tickets can be purchased over the phone by calling 250-334-0686 ext 5.

The captain of the Queen of the North reveals a first-hand account of what really happened the night of the ship’s sinking in 2006 and examines the aftermath of the disaster.

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