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Robert Dunsmuir

Though not directly connected to Victoria's harbour, Robert Dunsmuir's  coal enterprise fueled Victoria's early steamboat era and so deserves mention in Victoria's Harbour History. Robert Dunsmuir (1825-1889), his wife Joan, their first child (who had been born on the voyage around Cape Horn), and his mentor Boyd Gilmour arrived at Fort Rupert on August 9 [...]

By |2016-10-31T12:05:02-07:00August 18th, 2016|Comments Off on Robert Dunsmuir

Captain Victor Jacobsen

Captain Victor Jacobson Courtesy of BC Archives Item B-00601 - Captain Victor Jacobsen was born in Botney, Finland. As a young man he took passage ‘round The Horn as carpenter’s mate aboard City of Quebec, arriving in Victoria in 1881. Witnessing Victoria’s growth and potential, the young man jumped ship and hid [...]

By |2016-10-31T12:05:07-07:00July 3rd, 2016|Comments Off on Captain Victor Jacobsen

Bill Lang

Bill Lang, owner of the Princess Mary Restaurant first in the Upper Harbour then at West Bay Marina, is preparing to close it. The restaurant first opened 60 years ago. Photo: Times Colonist

By |2016-10-31T12:05:07-07:00April 29th, 2016|Comments Off on Bill Lang

Enterprisers

Ocean-going vessels at Rithet's Piers with some of the industries and warehouses that serviced the vessels who visited while sailing vessels, stern wheelers, paddle wheelers, and screw-driven steamers on their way in and out of the middle harbour   Victoria was born a commercial entity. From the harbour’s eastern shore the Hudson’s [...]

By |2018-07-15T11:02:42-07:00April 12th, 2016|Comments Off on Enterprisers

James Yates

Yates in Edinburgh James Yates (1819–1900) was born in Linlithgow, Scotland. It is speculated his stepfather, A. Wilson, might have owned a boatyard where James was apprenticed as a shipwright. Yates subsequently contracted with the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) and was employed as ship’s carpenter on the HBC ship Prince Rupert on [...]

By |2019-02-28T11:12:20-08:00March 21st, 2016|Comments Off on James Yates

W.A. Jameson

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Captain Victor Jacobson

The beautifully restored home of whaler Captain Jacobson. The house was built in the Steamboat Gothic style and is oriented four-square to the compass. The square, three-storey tower with a convex mansard-type roofline and hooded dormer windows provides a good view of West Bay and the sealing fleet. The exterior is covered with [...]

By |2016-10-31T12:05:17-07:00March 2nd, 2016|Comments Off on Captain Victor Jacobson

Paul Arsens

Paul Arsens (1920 - 1997) was born in Ladysmith, British Columbia. He became a significant trendsetter in Victoria’s restaurant and hotel industry. Paul’s Restaurants Ltd. was established in 1938. Paul, and his wife Artie, owned and operated several restaurants, opening a family restaurant named Paul’s Restaurant On Douglas St. at Chatham in 1958. With [...]

By |2017-04-24T08:52:38-07:00February 17th, 2016|Comments Off on Paul Arsens

William Moore Heros Blog Test Post

William Moore was born in Hanover, Germany. By the age of seven he was sailing on North Sea schooners. By 24 his adventures brought him to New Orleans, Louisiana, where he worked in the Mississippi steamboat trade. He married there in 1846. In 1848 he served in the Mexican-American War aboard [...]

By |2017-07-13T11:38:35-07:00February 11th, 2016|Enterprisers|0 Comments

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William Moore was born in Hanover, Germany. By the age of seven he was sailing on North Sea schooners. By 24 his adventures brought him to New Orleans, Louisiana, where he worked in the Mississippi steamboat trade. He married there in 1846. In 1848 he served in the Mexican-American War aboard [...]

By |2017-07-13T11:38:52-07:00February 11th, 2016|Enterprisers|0 Comments