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Near Campbell River in Strathcona Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
 

Seymour Narrows

 
 
Seymour Narrows Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 9, 2008
1. Seymour Narrows Marker
Inscription. Treacherous currents, swirling eddies, and turbulent tide-rips still harass vessels, despite the blasting away in 1958 of the twin peaks of Ripple Rock. Charted in 1792 by Captain George Vancouver, the Narrows has claimed numerous ships and lives and is considered by many seamen the worst hazard to marine navigation on the British Columbia coast.
 
Erected 1966 by Province of British Columbia.
 
Location. 50° 6.709′ N, 125° 20.601′ W. Marker is near Campbell River, British Columbia, in Strathcona Regional District. Marker is on British Columbia Route 19 north of Campbell River. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Campbell River, British Columbia V9H 1N7, Canada.
 
Also see . . .  The Taming of the Rock. How the twin peaks of Ripple Rock were blasted away. (Submitted on July 14, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable EventsWaterways & Vessels
 
Seymour Narrows Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 9, 2008
2. Seymour Narrows Marker
A ship moving through Seymour Narrows image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 9, 2008
3. A ship moving through Seymour Narrows
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,005 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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