CAYCUSE is a former LOGGING centre on the south shore of COWICHAN LK at the mouth of Nixon Crk, about 55 km from DUNCAN on VANCOUVER ISLAND. It was the site of a logging camp from 1927 to 1998, making it the longest-operating logging camp in Canada; it may be preserved as a heritage site. The Caycuse Fir was a giant DOUGLAS FIR cut down by loggers in 1959; it turned out to be 1,266 years old. With a diameter of 3.6 m it was the third largest tree found in BC to that point (see also TREES, GIANT...

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