"This isn't a watercolor, it's a mural." - Erich Segal

The banner mural of ships and fishing supplies decorates the fence of a parking lot just off Marine Drive in White Rock B.C.
(Artist unknown)

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Sunday, March 11, 2007

Chemainus, B.C. - 4

Lenora Mines at Mount Sicker - 1988 (Painted by Peter Bresnen, Halifax, Nova Scotia)
On May 16, 1897 Harry Smith and partner staked the famous Lenora Claim for copper.

More information about Mount Sicker can be found here. And here is a page of black and white B. C. Archive photos of the copper mining era.

Chemainus Hospital - 1988 (painted by Doug Driediger, Calbary, Alberta)
When built in 1899 it was the only hospital between Victoria and Nanaimo. Notice the nurse uniforms and caps.

The Spirit of Chemainus - 1991 (painted by Dan Sawatzky, assisted by son Peter - 15 at the time, Cultus Lake, B.C.)
This mural of this graceful sailing ship decorates the wall of the Pacific Shores Inn. The boat that served as model to this mural was built in 1985 as an offshoot of and tribute to the Chemainus Festival of Murals.



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