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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 […]

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 […]

Rowing around the Bay

October 1st, 2013 2 comments

by Chris Banner I can hear my breath when I row into Cherry Point. I’ve worked hard against the southerly breeze, but I’ve enjoyed the slapping waves, the hull’s contented gurgle and the creak of the rowlocks. My ears hear the whistle of Eagles high in the trees, the croak of a startled Heron wading […]

Cautious Optimism After First Round of Zoning Bylaw Meetings

September 28th, 2013 No comments

Originally published Sept 27th, this piece got lost in the flap created by the Cowichan Valley Citizen article that same morning. (See Below) It’s quiet in Cowichan Bay Village this morning. It’s damp outside, there’s a cool mist overhanging the water towards Genoa Bay and it rained overnight, lending the docks the shining glisten we […]

A Look From The Other Side of the Window

August 17th, 2013 No comments

If you look at the surface of the water between the docks, our float homes and boats, it often looks like a pane of dirty glass. Looking down we can easily see a few little fish, crabs and the occasional starfish. Barnacles and mussels are affixed to almost every surface. It is only after you […]

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 […]

Tearing out the Toilet – Ermott’s Landing goes Green

June 24th, 2013 No comments

Ermott’s Landing, our little float-home in Cowichan bay Village, has gone green. When our old marine toilet needed replacement, we decided not to buy another one of the same type, but instead to get something that would be of benefit to our environment. At the same time, we wanted to lessen our impact on the […]