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Colwood in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast
 

Royal Roads

 
 
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By Andrew Lester, December 26, 2013
1. Royal Roads Marker
Inscription.  To seaward lies an anchorage or roadstead first used in 1790 by the Spanish and named in 1846 for its location between Albert Head and Victoria. Unloading place for large vessels serving Victoria in days of sail, it was once a scene of disaster. On April 1, 1883, a southeasterly gale swept the haven, beaching the ships Southern Chief, Gettysburg, Connaught, and Tiger.
 
Erected 1972 by Thermopylae Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: DisastersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 48° 25.773′ N, 123° 27.513′ W. Marker is in Colwood, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Marker is on Ocean Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colwood, British Columbia V9C, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Defence Electric Light Directing Station (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Gun Emplacement / Emplacement du canon (approx. half a kilometer away); The Victoria and Esquimalt Coast Defences (approx. half a kilometer
Royal Roads Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Lester, December 26, 2013
2. Royal Roads Marker
away); Defensible Wall / Mur défensif (approx. half a kilometer away); The Guardhouse / Corps de garde (approx. half a kilometer away); Upper Battery / Batterie supérieure (approx. half a kilometer away); Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site (approx. half a kilometer away); Upper, Lower, Belmont Batteries (approx. 0.6 kilometers away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2013, by Andrew Lester of Victoria, BC, Canada. This page has been viewed 441 times since then and 3 times this year. Last updated on April 7, 2014, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2013, by Andrew Lester of Victoria, BC, Canada. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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