Jordan River

JORDAN RIVER is a LOGGING community at the mouth of the Jordan R on the west coast of VANCOUVER ISLAND, 60 km from VICTORIA. A powerhouse generated HYDROELECTRICITY for southern Vancouver Island from 1911 to 1971, and there was an army camp here to protect the power complex during WWII. The river mouth is a popular SURFING spot. It is named for Alejandro Jordan, a Spanish chaplain at NOOTKA in the 1790s. As many as 1,000 people lived here in its heyday in the early 1900s. Following a seismic...

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