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Historic Sites, Abandoned Buildings & Plane Wrecks On Vancouver Is


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#1 Chris H

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:01 PM

Hi everyone. A while back I purchased a Nikon D3100 and got out to shoot some photos! Here are just a few I thought I would share on the site!

WW2 Plane wreck out in the bush
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Here is a small home build plane that crash just past a runway, It crashed on take off

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An Abandoned saw mill that used to be part of an old town site

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Some Abandoned Vehicles/Parts close by a beautiful lake which ocne was the site of a logging town

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An interesting cave/small mine shaft - Still wires hanging from areas of the roof leading to old sticks of TNT?

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Part of the site of an old coal mine

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Bridge Pilling that used to connect an old open pit mine to the now abandoned processing plant area across the river

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One of my more favorite areas, One of BC's earliest coal mines. The beach is littered with steel parts, train tracks and so on

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Foremans house - Amazing view off the cliffs edge down to the beach
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Well thanks for looking everyone. These photos were from the earlier days of owning the camera, exposure times and such are way off on some shoots. Just wanted to share my exploring experiances

Chris,

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#2 riffleriversteelheadslayer

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:48 PM

great pics I love old abandoned buildings and such to bad some people feel the need to paint graffiti on them I love the pic of that old cable winch

"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".--Thomas Jefferson

 

There is no such thing as a blank day for a fisherman. It will be saved for him by the white-throated weasel, who watches his fishing from a hole in the wall under which is lying a fish that refused all flies; or by the excitment of identifying insects; or by the apple-bloosom in a nearby orchard; and no one would call that day a blank on which he has seen a king-fisher." -- Arthur Ransome Rod and Line, 1929

 


 

 

 


#3 Chris H

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:52 PM

Thanks Paul, its an interesting location. I believe they called that a steam donkey back in the day, The size of it and the cable it must have used it wild!

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:06 AM

Great pics! Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:41 PM

Some great shots. The scrap metal value there could buy you a few beautiful vices!
is that a dc10 in first shot?

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#6 Chris H

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 08:58 PM

Hi Piker. Lots of scrap metal lol. The plane is actually a C47 Dakota

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:30 PM

Great shots, great location. Lots of history there.
If I remember correctly (the first thing to go is the memory, and the second thing is the memory), the C47 was the military designation for the DC3, some of which are still flying today. Real workhorse of a plane.
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beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise"
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#8 Chris H

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:06 PM

It sure looks like it would have been a work horse! it ran out of gas though trying to come back around to land after missing the runway the first time

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#9 riffleriversteelheadslayer

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:22 PM

I was just looking back at these pictures it kind of amazes me that all those people have tagged stuff but no one has taken the time to check them wires for the TNT

"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".--Thomas Jefferson

 

There is no such thing as a blank day for a fisherman. It will be saved for him by the white-throated weasel, who watches his fishing from a hole in the wall under which is lying a fish that refused all flies; or by the excitment of identifying insects; or by the apple-bloosom in a nearby orchard; and no one would call that day a blank on which he has seen a king-fisher." -- Arthur Ransome Rod and Line, 1929

 


 

 

 


#10 Chris H

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 01:31 PM

I lived on the edge and went in, judging by the difficulty to get to those holes I'd say there is still something in them,but they are very old

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 12:35 PM

Wow! Great looking pictures always like to see old and abandoned buildings.
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#12 Chris H

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:53 PM

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Took a drive out to a local rec site and managed to get a couple photos of a washed up wooden boat before the rain hit. I forgot to go out on low tide though

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#13 riffleriversteelheadslayer

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 11:50 PM

Chris you take some awesome photos

"Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading".--Thomas Jefferson

 

There is no such thing as a blank day for a fisherman. It will be saved for him by the white-throated weasel, who watches his fishing from a hole in the wall under which is lying a fish that refused all flies; or by the excitment of identifying insects; or by the apple-bloosom in a nearby orchard; and no one would call that day a blank on which he has seen a king-fisher." -- Arthur Ransome Rod and Line, 1929

 


 

 

 


#14 Chris H

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 12:04 AM

Thanks Paul

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 10:26 PM

You could always take a battery with you and hook it up to those wires, Chris. Just to see if some lights come on or something .... no?

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