coal tunnel info
Behind the Seacrest high-rise is right. There used to be a place where you could see some kind of blocked up mine entrance or shaft.
Tom Terry, who came to Nanaimo in 1923, told me in 1977 (he was 80 then) that he walked through one of the tunnels under the harbour with Joe Sutton and Bill Johnson. It took them a little less than an hour to get from Protection Island to the South End. He said the tunnel (designed for coal carts) was about 10 feet wide and not quite high enough to stand straight up. The only light they had was from their miner's lamps.
I'm not sure that i would ever have wanted to walk under the harbour.
On the sunny side of the Strait:cool: