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Review of Cowichan Wooden Boat Society

Cowichan Wooden Boat Society
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Nanaimo, Canada
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28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“nice leisurly day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2014

very interesting. I built boats in early 1970's in boat harbour, Vancouver island B.C. was neighbours with the old pirate Mr. Kendall, for anyone that might know the history of boat harbour and brother 12, story, we lived there for 20 years actually growing up there and even helping Ken Kendall make cannons in his foundry there, and many other items, ashtrays, and other foundry items ordered custom made, for businesses' in Nanaimo back then, for many years I had a 42 foot troller that I sold in 1979, and followed its owners and it was kept down at a marina near this boat society site, it is now fishing out of eureka California. I added this so that you could see why I enjoyed the wooden boat society visit. Cowichan bay is a very cute little place a nice spot to spend an afternoon, and visit all the spot along the water. enjoy !!

Visited May 2014
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English first
Victoria, Canada
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47 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Beautiful Boats”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Something about the artistry and history makes this little place a very interesting visit. There are some impressive wooden models of various boats including pirate ships and fishing vessels, and when we visited a beautiful full-size wooden dinghy was outside. If in Cowichan Bay it is worth a quick tour.

Visited May 2014
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Vail, Colorado
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104 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Museum is well worth it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

So enjoyed this after sailing all day! Enjoyed a tour of the maritime center as well! If you are in the area this is well worth a stop

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Nanaimo, Canada
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Interesting artifacts”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is a neat way to display pictures and artifacts. I enjoyed walked on the pier and stopping in the 3 "huts" and larger room in which various maritime artifacts were displayed.

Visited April 2014
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Victoria, Canada
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105 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“One and Only Wooden Boat Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

Wooden boat museum with boats being restored, historic canoes, old outboard motors, scaled boats and others. The only museum I have ever seen that is on stilts in 4-5 different buildings. Enjoy the view while walking on the semi- outdoor museum. My family enjoys visiting this museum. Entrance is by donation. It is great to go visit with a cup of coffee and a danish from the local bakery. Part of the museum is currently under renovation for roof repair.

Visited March 2014
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