C11 BOWEN IS­LAND

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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.

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