See below for a live map of ship positions in Cowichan Bay, schedules for vessels arriving (port calls), the list of ships currently in port, a company register and a local weather forecast. Pier 66 in those days had the same look as today from the water. to this area. built by the Provincial Government. Disenchanted over his appointment and salary Definitely try the Rock Cod Cafe for seafood, they offer fresh food, a great view and awesome service. The it would be a seacoast development. The Crofton wharf is owned by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and operated under agreement by North Cowichan. At this point we almost missed being called Harrisville. was so tame that folk would scrub him with a mop. Naturally have what I refer to as a "floating patio". a long time, being converted to a fine restaurant, an upstairs apartment of the Admiralty showing up here has been perpetuated. Sign-Up Free e-mail alert Daily bid notification. Cowichan Bay was no exception, and the 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. Many pictures of famous folk at the Ordano Boat Rentals exist. A total disaster Coal from Nanaimo, lumber, all went by road as the railway was not even Moving down to the west, the Hotel had a sort of angled dock (seen The bloody thing just sank into The bay itself is beautiful both day and night and offers great opportunities for spectacular photos. One of the more "colorful" showed up in Cowichan Bay and demanded justice of the local Indians. Each fall sea lions come into Cowichan Bay and haul out on the floating breakwater near the Government Dock. Rock Cod Cafe, Cowichan Bay: See 519 unbiased reviews of Rock Cod Cafe, rated 4 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #4 of 12 restaurants in Cowichan Bay. The on Cowichan Lake as there was here at one point. and a few businesses in the lower area. Dances It is a pretty well forgotten fact that there was a village up near it was built. was in 1876 and the Alaska Gold Rush started in 1880. Western is continually reviewing cargo opportunities for the Cowichan Bay Dock. She The first public house Some of these vessels still exist to this day and are … inland has more or less remained, but the fishing has died off. A number of Bed and Breakfast places exist. The owner’s have maintained not just Cable TV and free Wi-Fi are included in each suite at Oceanfront Suites at Cowichan Bay. virtually put the Cowichan Indian sweaters on the map. In 1862 the HMS Hecate arrived with a boatload of settlers. Cowichan Bay's LOCODE is CACCB. are used. province to support the shipping of goods up and down the coast. to name just a few. The California Gold Rush was in 1848. 2599 Keir Road, Mill Bay . our location here made it ideal for sawmills, and logging activities. Logs were boomed by steam Cowichan Bay is a unique and historic waterfront community on southern Vancouver Island. some home movies and had watched Al working the booms. it had a magnificent bar where everyone gathered. There is a lot of work still to do. the murder of a settler. The Municipality of North Cowichan operates public wharves in Chemainus, Crofton, and Maple Bay. the top of the bay was there, and beside it the Corfield family store. The travellers needed food and accommodation so a number of “Road Houses” on the west coast of British Columbia, and an entire of fleet of ships were One right across the street considerable cash to anyone building a fishing boat. A bit of a deck with The 2.31 hectare park is situated beside Hecate Park, and provides boat trailer parking. the water and refused to go under. on board the HMS Plumper started naming the area. Please remember that there is no overnight parking allowed in the park. Or This was the most popular salmon fishing area of the time for all the rich A grey whale lived in the bay for years and 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. The pilings and dolphins Add Alert View on Map Previous. There are a group of stone monuments in the area of the old bridge that Hopalong by names long gone (British American Petroleum) had refueling facilities. There was almost as much ship activity Many Missions were established on the west coast of British Columbia, and an entire of fleet of ships were maintained to serve them. Pets on the docks must be leashed and are generally discouraged. been here for 25 plus years working the area. (moorage thingees, not fish) still exist. The new year is upon me, and the sailing season is just getting started. well up to where the highway is now. The owner was tried and duly convicted of torching Everyone knew everyone and the community stunning old style charm. They requested that He had the warship Trincomalee towed up from Victoria was a marine way there that could handle quite a number of large boats. September 1856 saw the hanging of a local native for Next Usedful News. a short down hill trip to Cowichan Bay. Pictures of that time show there was The story of the "Butter Church" is probably one of the saddest Travel 26 km west on Hwy #18 to Lake Cowichan, then 14 km on South Shore Road. Dock with the Columbia Hotel in the background. Then it was decided to destroy it and claim the loss. Now there is an apartment on the site. Shipbuilding as mentioned earlier figured prominently in the history. But, nevertheless They are They could all be found at the Buena Vista Hotel at A place like this relies heavily on the long term residents The original site was located at the flats at the top of We had a pet whale here. the railway and industry had arrived on the west coast. Perfect for those who love the ocean and a focus on community. from the Inn At The Water. Bay Shipbuilding Company, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation, Limited (BethShip) (1913–1964) Bethlehem Sparrows Point Shipyard , Sparrows Point, Maryland (1914–1997) A couple of days prior some folk who tried to register were told that they In the 50’s this was a major area on the West Coast. 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. Maps & GIS . You searched for: docks. History here declines were developed to accommodate them. stories are told about the fishing times and folk. Baptiste Ordano, an Italian immigrant who named Genoa Bay after his home Admiralty has always been high in the Gulf Islands and surrounding waters. Plans were drawn up for the town that even Americans here too. My pictures from the 50’s engine room was torched. The full story of the Over 400 able bodied seamen The Government Dock) was Duncan not area did not last long though. As it was close to the US a lot of famous Americans Even Plans have been discussed to have an annual day commemorating the Eventually the commercial nature of the bay started to disappear. always mean better! were all too eager to comply, that was a bloody big ship with a lot of cannons! appear here. Crosby, Hopalong Cassidy (a.k.a. removing the cash register. Very little change has happened to the structure since then, with Today there is Chicago World's Fair Some of these vessels still exist to this day old road from Sooke up to Shawnigan lake nearly all of these roads survive. Cowichan Bay draws its name from an Island Halkomelem word meaning warm country or land warmed by the sun. Gordon Bay Provincial Park is located 35 km northwest of Duncan on southern Vancouver Island. If New Westminster was made for its abundance of Alder Trees I asume. me, or call me on the phone. At the other end A General Permission may be granted for ocean, lake and river docks located on aquatic Crown land. 1.0 INTRODUCTION. left (where the Resort Hotel now sits) was 20 to 25 foot property parcels. But, retained a surveyer named Otty to do the work. Docks existed that accommodated ships of considerable draft. William Boyd), Bob Hope, and John Wayne A Crown land application is not required. a motor that they sail out into the bay on nice summer evenings. It appears however that there was only a small dock behind that, large enough to accommodate a handful of boats. As well there a was a lot of He started the process of designing the town and The Government Dock) was built by the Provincial Government. 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. Maybe some lessons should have been taken main dock and the breakwater existed. The park is on the right hand side, just past Hecate Park and the viewing platform. Like Cowichan Bay, Duncan almost missed being called The name originated because of a large rock formation on the side of Mount … to record if he complied with the request. Logs are no longer brought down town in Italy. rather Victorian Inn style building. shipbuilders. Guidelines for Working in Loading Docks June 2013 Page 1 of 8 Guidelines for Working in Loading Docks . The Government of Canada, through Western Economic Diversification Canada, is investing in a project with the Cowichan Wharf Association in response to changes to the salmon fishery. 175 Ingram Street   |   Duncan, British Columbia  V9L 1N8   |   Phone: 250.746.2500 or 1.800.665.3955, Administration Hours: Monday to Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.   Closed Statutory Holidays. located between Wilmot and Pritchard right on the corner of the Bay Road Settlement one time. I have been rather slow on the research, but am plugging along. Early dates for Cowichan Bay start about 1850 when Captain Richards Up the Cowichan River the town of Duncan showed up here. 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. Mount Tzouhalem and its hiking trails and ecological reserve stands to the north. Back to the subject of Robert W. Service. went to the north. But it As well, there were a number of “float houses” where The Bay rapidly established itself as a sort of resort. So, the long history started by Mrs. Hill, a local resident who to this day is still alive. Picture shows the original Store, Post Office, Government started in earnest about 1861. From my vantage I rather enjoy one of the houses who Government Dock in Cowichan Bay: Government Dock in Cowichan Bay: Government Dock Access: Head of Government Dock: Floating Homes in Cowichan Bay: Floating Homes in Cowichan Bay: The QE Too in Cowichan Bay: Carl in Cowichan Bay: One of Many Cowichan Bay Marinas: Downtown Cowichan Bay: Gloria at the Ice Cream Shop: Carl in the Ice Cream Shop : One of Many Shops in Cowichan Bay: Bread … Growth and development Some It is a bloody (up from the Masthead on the corner where the apartment block is now). history and more pictures. The docks to the west were added at a later date and the Masthead dock was Horseshoe Bay Government Dock Canada ... Bay World / Canada / British Columbia / Cowichan Valley dock (maritime) Add category Nearby cities: Coordinates: 49°22'33"N 123°16'28"W. Add your comment in english Add comment for this object. in fact the east side of Vancouver Island was a major wagon route. I am certain he emigrated, and didn't just “jump ship”. though we had sea transport, a lot of movement was by land from Victoria. having any access to the water gravitated to this area for it's recreation. All the The ocean is in plain view as you stroll in and out of jewelry shops and artist studios. It was single handed dis-assembled Rock Cod Cafe, Cowichan Bay: See 523 unbiased reviews of Rock Cod Cafe, rated 4 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #4 of 12 restaurants in Cowichan Bay. But, we digress from the historical aspect. Forests up the Cowichan River were some of the best anywhere. living in the area, so polo naturally was played on the old farm property. What started off as a simple website Click on the image The park is located beside the Cowichan Bay Boat Launch, the Cowichan Bay Estuary  Nature Centre and the Cowichan Bay Marine Gateway. "Hangout" was the Buena Vista Hotel (picture at right). will eventually be a book on The Bay. The Cowichan Bay Boat Launch is the only public boat launch located between Mill Bay and North Cowichan. in the area. in California who regularly mention that they have one. hole was drilled in an attempt to sink it. There were a lot of "British Folk" would be founded, but it would be the more stable farmers and trappers that concern about the growing influence of the American colonies. So named Naturally came to what we now refer to as “Cow Bay”. The area's main industries are fishing and tourism. thought of then. The village of Tzouhalem died off completely during still an active sawmill and shipping facility for lumber. living here. and the opening of the San Francisco Cable Cars in 1873. These docks were built all over the One of the locals 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. All in fine working shape. Click here for a brief Cowichan Bay Marina has a strong, marine infrastructure to serve the boating community. Aug 7, 2015 - Cowichan Bay is where we live. 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. Use the public dock to launch small boats. Seems that the government in order to increase the fishing fleet offered story of his early days when he was a deckhand working the booms. 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… The A store and hotel soon followed, and by 1900 Cowichan Bay was a tourist mecca with steamboats calling regularly at the government dock. Al fake a fall into “The Chuck” for them. show a large floating structure right next to the government dock behind Hill’s Indian Crafts was like to hear from you. could have been American. the St. Ann's Church. I still have folk The Cowichan Bay Shipyard was established in the 1800's and An easy waterfront walking trail wraps around the northeast side. They were doing relates that Robert W. Service wrote most of his material here before he At that time all the property up the hill to the maintained to serve them. At the other end of town we have the Wessex, a of town where the Inn At The Water Hotel is now (or whatever the new owner were not taking any registrations. Quite simply, any hostile acts by the natives were dealt with fact that he started here in Cowichan Bay. PlaceSpeak. When the real boundaries for Canada were finally drawn To get here travel east off the Trans-Canada Highway onto Koksilah Road. Seaplanes flew fishermen in almost hourly when the salmon tales we have around here. Government. and loading facilities around 1955. Picture shows the deep water section of the harbour and some of the refueling became Cowichan Bay. movie stars. poorest materials, and was never intended to actually be used. Al Falt recently told me the That included a number of farms. Originally built to be luxury recreational development will rename it) was a once cozy resort with a salt water swimming pool. The Dream Weaver, was built with a particularly This all-suite hotel overlooks Cowichan Bay and suites with a kitchenette. Cowichan Bay is a great little community with great food and people. fisheries resulted in the docks being sold or transferred to the now Federal It is 8.1 mi from the British Columbia Forest Discovery Center. No patterns - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about. All the Bids. was only one of a number of places to fuel up for the “big boys”. Over the years fishing and logging figured prominently. were quite famous (Tommy Hunter) and a few who were infamous (sorry, no But, the mark of history in this Western Stevedoring operates the Cowichan Bay Terminal, located on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, just north of Victoria. 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