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Thread: Cool Underground Tunnel and Nanaimo's Old Mine Shafts

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    Robert Dunsmuir 1825-1889
    Coal Miner

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    Actually, did he ever mine coal, or just run the mines?

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    Of course he was a coal miner.

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    Robert Dunsmuir came to the Island as a coal miner back in 1851. Over the next 38 years he developed the largest coal mines on Vancouver Island, built the E&N Railway, and became one of B.C.'s leading industrial and political figures.

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    I was chatting with pal Garry Britt (GBritt) this evening. At the beginning of July we went quadding and I posted some photos in this thread of our adventures through the back hills of Extension. I failed to mention that I had also dropped off a pair of old coal car wheels as I had 3 pair and Garry was looking to build a bench similar to the ones found in Cumberland - the benches are built to look like half of a coal car. He cut the axle about half way and constructed his own bench which can now be seen at his home in Extension.

    The following photo shows Garry's finished product and I must say that I am very impressed. He e-mailed me a photo and told me that I could share it with all of you. I will more than likely be dropping off my other coal car wheels so that he can construct another coal car or 2 more benches like the one posted below.

    Nice work Garry!

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    That is a beautiful job. A great representation of Nanaimo.

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    That bench is just fantastic! And the garden around it is beautiful, too. A lot of hard work has gone into all of it, I think.

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    Very impressive work Gary,thanks for sharing the photo GR

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    The city of Nanaimo should pick up on this one, or give the builder a contract and build them for the downtown core and parks etc.....


    Beautiful work

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony View Post
    The city of Nanaimo should pick up on this one, or give the builder a contract and build them for the downtown core and parks etc.....


    Beautiful work
    I was going to say the same thing Tony. But when you think about how things are getting vandalized and graffitied these days, I would be awfully sad to see something so beautiful destroyed.

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