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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 […]

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 […]

Maritime Center Presentation – Iron Age Boat Building

July 11th, 2013 2 comments

From the Maritime Center Mailing List: Northern European Boats and Boatbuilding in the pre-Viking Iron Age Presented by Dan Dalby Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 7pm 1 person likes this post. Like Unlike

Should We Give the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre Another 20k?

April 19th, 2013 1 comment

In a word, Yes. Yes we should. When the Cowichan Bay Maritime Centre proudly unveiled it’s 450k building expansion back in September 2011, few of those outside the organization’s board of directors had an inkling of the financial problems that were then only just on the horizon. According to information published in the Cowichan News […]

Armistice Day

February 10th, 2013 No comments

Today is Armistice Day. November 11 2012. They may have changed the name but really, it is Armistice Day. On this day in 1918 at 1100 hrs, the guns finally fell silent along the Western Front. The First World War, The Great War, The War to End all Wars was done and over. Germany had […]

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