Cortes Island Museum & Archives Blog

2018

A Zero Tide – by Mike Manson

Friday the 13th was special for more than its usual notoriety. Just after noon, we had a zero tide. This is a relatively rare event, often not happening for a
2018

2018 Creative Spaces Tour

GATES & DOORS OPENED TO CREATIVE SPACES Tiny houses created high interest in the Cortes Museum’s 2018 tour of Creative Spaces – Gardens, Studios & Tiny Houses. Artist Maureen Bader
2018

The Schools of Squirrel Cove – by Lynne Jordan

At the beginning of the 1900s, Squirrel Cove on the east side of Cortes Island was a hub of activity for homesteaders, loggers, fishermen, miners and trappers. They came from
2017

The Man Called Nakatsui – by Mike Manson

Childhood memories are some of the best. As a young boy I spent my summers on Cortes. It was before the days of ferries and power. We stayed in our
2017

Doris Hope – by Tara Warkentin

I never met Doris Hope. I was born in 1998, and she passed away in 2000. However, during the summer of 2017 as the museum summer student, I have gotten
2017

Erratics – by Christian Gronau

A Brief Survey of Cortes Island Beach Rocks DEFINITION: erratic (er-rat’-ic) n. A rock fragment carried by glacial ice, or by floating ice, deposited at some distance from the outcrop from
2017

Heritage Garden – by Donna McLaren

Living History — The Heritage Garden at the Cortes Island Museum. The Heritage Garden in late summer and fall — a transition season. Here are some plants that will reliably
2017

Orcas in Von Donop Lagoon, ca. 1949 – by Lynne Jordan

Like a number of families in the 1940s, the Herrewigs were a logging family living on their camp floats in Von Donop Creek (now called Von Donop Inlet) on the
2017

Heritage Garden – by Donna McLaren

Living History – The Heritage Garden at the Cortes Island Museum. Early summer in the garden – peonies, roses, lilies and lavender – a wonderful season for colour and fragrance.
2017

Nature Notes – by George Sirk

Hi to everyone who is interested in the arrivals of different species to our area. And not just birds! (but mostly!) But let’s start with our feathered dinosaurs… Spring migration

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