Cortes Island Museum & Archives Blog

2022

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
2022

The Mystery of the Perambulating Clam

Some time ago, Aileen and I found a Manila clam near our house, which is to say about 100 metres from the nearest saltwater. The shell surface was somewhat corroded,
The Hunt for Chris (Chris's Lagoon). Blog Mike Manson, 2022 05 25
2022

The Hunt for Chris (Chris’s Lagoon)

I get asked, “Who was Chris’s Lagoon named after?” My father and grandfather would have known but it never came up in a conversation I can recall. Chris’s Lagoon is
Gold Finches. Cortes Island Spring Bird Count, 7 May 2022. Photo Christian Gronau
2022

Spring Migration Bird Count Event, 7 May 2022

Gold Finches. Cortes Island Spring Bird Count, 7 May 2022. Photo Christian Gronau Cortes Island Spring Count – A Success! The weather on May 7 was very favourable for the
2022

Christmas Bird Count 2021/2022

Christmas Bird Count 2021/2022 – by George Sirk Ring-necked Duck, male, photo George Sirk Sunday, 5 January 2022, was a wonderfully brisk birding day for the 29 participants of the
2021

His Story – LEST WE FORGET – Basil Evans Whiting

Just in time for Remembrance Day, the Cortes Island Museum’s Artifact Committee received the poignant donation of several war medals awarded to Basil Whiting. The Whiting family were Cortes Island’s
2021

Wrapping Up “From the Archives”

— Valerie Wernet, Cortes Island Museum   The summer season is coming to a close, and the archives team at the Cortes Island Museum is wrapping up our summer photo-sharing
2021

Peter Police

As someone who has always been fascinated by pioneer life, I have spent much of my time on Cortes exploring old homesteads – digging up old bottles from the roots
2021

Mrs. Tooker’s Legacy

As I was born and raised on Cortes Island, I am familiar with the now-blue building on the way to the Whaletown public docks. When I was little, I would
2021

Living History – Old Roses

OLD ROSES – LIVING HISTORY – The Heritage Garden at the Cortes Island Museum In June, the Heritage Garden is filled with scent and colour as the Old Roses come into

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