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Nanaimo Waterfront
15-JAN-2010 Racine Erland

Nanaimo Waterfront

Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC

Nanaimo is located on Vancouver Island on the west coast of Canada, in the
province of British Columbia. It is approximately 112 km north of Victoria,
the provincial capital, and 55 km west of Vancouver, across the Straits of

Once the location of five separate native villages, Nanaimo derives its
name from a Coast Salish word, Snuneymuxw, "a great and mighty people".

Near the end of 1854, Governor James Douglas ordered the first census of
the colony. In Nanaimo, the white population was 151; there were 52
dwelling houses, 3 shops, 6 outhouses and 1 school with 29 students. No
one was over 60 years old; 15 were between 50 and 60 and nearly half were
under 20.

Incorporated in 1874, Nanaimo is the third oldest city in British Columbia
and, with a current population of approximately 80,000, it is the second
largest city on Vancouver Island.

From 1853 to 1938 the major industry in Nanaimo was coal mining. In 1938,
with the construction of a pulp and paper mill near Duke Point, forestry
became the major industry. Today Nanaimo has a diversified economy consisting
of fishing, forestry, tourism, retail and wholesale trade, construction,
manufacturing, and knowledge and technology based business.

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Doug Cruden25-Jan-2010 11:02
I like all the lovely contrasts and tones in this shot - good capture Racine!
Sheila24-Jan-2010 08:59
Lots to look at in this interesting shot!
borisalex24-Jan-2010 07:25
Looks like a very nice place now, love the scene!
Jeff Lobaugh24-Jan-2010 03:10
Looks like a popular little port!
Nancy Good24-Jan-2010 02:43
Fabulous perspective!! Love how much water is visible.
Cindi Smith24-Jan-2010 02:26
Wonderful vista. I love the composition. Wonderful in B&W!
carol j. phipps24-Jan-2010 02:19
Wonderful seascape with lots of detail.
Jim Stone24-Jan-2010 01:12
I went bungy jumping in Nanaimo - very much sputr of the moment when we saw the sign on the highway. Great place and neat shot!
Mieke WA Minkjan24-Jan-2010 00:58
great landscape photography!
Available Light Images24-Jan-2010 00:01
Nice perspective on this image, good to get the elevated view. I only went to Nanaimo a couple of times, but this is lovely.
Ieke Vonk23-Jan-2010 22:51
Nicely composed.
Mooi verhaal bij de foto.
LynnH23-Jan-2010 22:41
I love history, so thank you for including the narrative! I just adore your composition, with the channel curve in just the right spot! Great with the masts sticking up all about too! V
Stewart Mitchell23-Jan-2010 22:15
Thanks for the potted history, Racine, it looks like there are more boats now in the Marina than there were people in the original community!!!...fine vista you have captured here :)
Barbara Heide23-Jan-2010 21:56
perfect exposure! nice scenery...
Phillip Normanton23-Jan-2010 20:19
Lots to see here - must be buzzing with activity :)
maggie_falconi23-Jan-2010 20:18
What a wonderful place!!! Lovely photo Racine!!!
Ann...23-Jan-2010 18:15
Sailors paradise. A great scene full of interesting detail.
J. Scott Coile23-Jan-2010 18:10
I need to return to the isle for a long visit.
Kathryn23-Jan-2010 17:57
Busy little spot.
Paul Williamson23-Jan-2010 17:39
It's good to see a frontier town that has continued to flourish, it looks ike there is quite a bit of money in that marina
Stephanie23-Jan-2010 17:07
Only 6 outhouses for 151 people???