Union Bay

UNION BAY, pop 1,167, on BAYNES SOUND south of COURTENAY on VANCOUVER ISLAND, was the site of a large deep-sea loading dock constructed in 1889 by the DUNSMUIR's Union Colliery Co. It was the terminus for an 18-km rail line from the company's COAL mines at CUMBERLAND, and had coke ovens, a brickyard and the largest wharf in BC. The mines went into decline after WWII and the wharf complex was demolished in 1966. Several buildings from the original settlement have been restored.

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