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Amazing island and waterway histories

Manson’s Wharf welcomed vessels in this 1908 picture. - Photo submitted
Manson’s Wharf welcomed vessels in this 1908 picture.
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Don’t miss an opportunity to witness the amazing island and waterway history of the Discovery Islands.

The Museum at Campbell River’s Summer Historic Boat Tours continue on Sunday July 24 and July 31.  On July 24, from 4-8 p.m., the tour will circle around Cortes Island with a view into Cassel Falls at Teakerne Arm (part of West Rodonda Island).  This will be the only trip into the falls this summer, a historic spot noted by Archibald Menzies (Vancouver’s botanist) as “…a beautiful Waterfall which issued from a Lake close behind it & precipitated a wide foaming stream into the Sea over a shelving rock precipice of about thirty yards high, its wild romantic appearance aided by its rugged situation & the gloomy forests which surrounded it…”. Don’t miss it!

The cost for this trip is $125 and includes on-board historic interpretation and a light lunch.  And then on Sunday, July 31, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the tour will head north to Sonora Island and includes a wonderful lunch at Dent Island Lodge. This historic tour will progress from Campbell River through Discovery Passage and the infamous Ripple Rock and continue on through Nodales Channel between Sonora and East Thurlow, heading through Yaculta Rapids before stopping for lunch at Dent Island Lodge.

On the return trip to Campbell River, the boat will pass through Hole in the Wall and follow the coasts of Quadra, Maurelle and Read Island. The cost is $145, including lunch at Dent Island and historic interpretation.

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