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The book will appeal to anyone interested in a history of this area from a variety of viewpoints. As newcomers to this area (we moved to Courtenay 3 years ago) we enjoyed seeing how local aspects of history fit into the larger narrative. For instance we like hiking and exploring the area around Union Bay (just south of Courtenay) and enjoyed seeing old photos of some of the coal washing infrastructure that was built in the late 1880’s on Baynes Sound. Coal was mined in Cumberland and shipped out at Union Bay. Views of the Salish Sea links this activity at Union Bay to some of the other coal mining operations owned by the Dunsmuir’s in Nanaimo.
|Heather at the old coal washing area at Union Bay|
|Mack Laing historic house along the Comox waterfront|