C11 BOWEN ISLAND
1. Worlcombe Island – It was said to have been called “Suspus-tak-kwin-ace” by local people meaning “where they catch the whales” (UASBC). Private property with lots of drying rocks on the north side. Stay clear of the hazard marker. Three scuba diving sites around the island.
2. Pasley Island – Named after Admiral Sir Thomas Pasley who lost a leg in the battle of the “Glorious First” of June, 1794. Do not venture between New Islet and the island at the north end. Mickey Island to the north has one resident and it is a private. There are nice bays and good anchorage on the east side with shelter from west winds. Beaches were used as ‘flensing’ beaches by whalers around 1894 (UASBC). side. There is a resting place on the north outcrop with seven crosses for fallen seamen.
17. Echo Cove – Great shelter but respect the private wharfs. Fair-weather Bay to the west also provides shelter. Arbutus Bay to the east provides a nice view of the Josephine Creek outflow. Konishi Bay, also to the east, is very unique but be careful of the drying rocks.
18. Point Cowan Light – Named after George Cowan during the early 1900’s. Alder Cove to the west dries at low tide. To the northeast is Union Cove, Trinity Bay and Seymour Bay (the most sheltered bay on the island). They all offer anchorage and shelter from wind in an emergency.