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SS Beaver Upright 120 Feet Down

May 15th, 2014 No comments

The SS Beaver (1966) a replica of the first steamship on Canada’s western coast rolled over and sank while moored in Cowichan Bay May 7th 2014 at around 8:30pm. Initially estimated to be in 60 to 80 feet of water some speculated that it was laying on it’s side on the bottom. Today we can […]

Elmera Tedora 100 Years Old Today

May 9th, 2014 1 comment

Tedora (Elmera) is back in the water… She came off the cradle at the Maritime Centre with nary a hitch a few days ago. Not bad for a 100 year old girl. Originally named “Elmera” Built in 1914 at Esquimalt B.C. by Donald Robertson. It is a Carvel Construction cedar on oak. Renamed: “Tedora” The […]

Beaver on the Bottom

May 7th, 2014 3 comments

The replica of the SS Beaver which has been tied up in Cowichan bay since last June,  rolled over and sank Wednesday (May 7th 2014) evening at around 8:30pm. It is currently estimated to be in 60 to 80 feet of water. Nothing much visible above the water, it is speculated that it’s laying on […]

Roche Cove Makes Quiet Entrance

November 28th, 2013 1 comment

There’s a new vessel in the harbour at Pier 66 this week. Well…. It’s not exactly a new vessel in the true sense. It’s probably not even new to Cowichan Bay. No, Roche Cove has been around for quite a while, and probably seen about all of this coast at one time or another. She’s […]

SS Beaver Drags Anchor In Storm – Smashes into Dock

September 30th, 2013 3 comments

Early photos show damage to both Beaver and Dock. (Click images for complete view) The SS Beaver, occasionally referred to as “The Dominion’s Replacement”, dragged it’s anchor in a storm last night and appears to have struck the Assembly Wharf, now sitting with stern more or less buried in the pilings. The extent of the […]

Village Rallies Behind George Weeks; Boat Rescue Successful

August 12th, 2013 1 comment

Update: The fund-raiser in benefit of George Weeks will be held August 26th at the Pub. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Pier-66 Store in Cowichan Bay Village. The Fisherboy II which got stuck on a log and foundered last Friday morning in Cowichan Bay, is floating and back at it’s dock […]

SS Beaver – Listing slightly to Port – Doors Left Open

June 27th, 2013 1 comment

Dominion replacement SS Beaver, lately put out in our Bay at anchor, appears to be developing a slight list to port. Photographs taken the day of it’s arrival show it leaned a touch to it’s port side, however today the list seems to have undergone a slight increase. Furthermore, As of Sunday June 30, the […]