“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Campbell River, British Columbia

Campbell River Fire aftermath image, Touch for more information
By British Columbia Forest Service (Public domain)
Campbell River Fire aftermath
1British Columbia, Strathcona, Campbell River — Campbell River Fire
On a hot day in July 1938, an ominous smoke pillar near Gosling Lake signalled a forest fire which was to ravage 115 square miles of logged and timbered land. Over 1500 firefighters battled grimly for weeks to save timber and communities. Costs and . . . Map (db m188023) HM
2British Columbia, Strathcona, Campbell River — Passage by Sail
On July 13, 1792, the sloop Discovery, commanded by Captain George Vancouver, R.N., skirted Cape Mudge and entered the narrow, tide-ripped channels leading northward to the open Pacific. This perilous voyage through Discovery Passage and . . . Map (db m187975) HM
3British Columbia, Strathcona, Campbell River — Seymour Narrows
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 . . . Map (db m9077) HM
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Mar. 21, 2023