The museum has just received news from the British Columbia Historical Federation that Watershed Moments – A Pictorial History of Courtenay and District is one of seven books to be short-listed for the BC Lieutenant Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing. Winners will be announced at the British Columbia Historical Federation Conference Book Awards Reception on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at the Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

To celebrate, we’re adding another feature to the e-news by presenting images and quotes from the book on a monthly basis. We hope you enjoy it.

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Photo credit: Stubbs Collection at CDM

Photo caption: Central Builders’ Wharf, ca. 1910-1920.

“Over time, the success of Joseph McPhee’s wharf set an example for his contemporaries, and wharves sprang up on both sides of the [Courtenay] river. Brackman-Ker Milling (B & K) had one on the east bank, while Central Builders and Vancouver Milling and Feed Store had theirs on the west bank.”