Ripple Rock

RIPPLE ROCK was a dangerous obstacle to navigation lying just below the surface of the water in SEYMOUR NARROWS, DISCOVERY PASSAGE, off the east coast of VANCOUVER ISLAND north of CAMPBELL RIVER. Dozens of vessels were wrecked on the rock and more than 100 people lost their lives. In the 1860s a plan was put forward to link Vancouver Island to the mainland at BUTE INLET, using the twin peaks of Ripple Rock as pilings for a bridge. This plan continued to percolate through the years, promoted by...

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