Five sailing ships loading lumber: Hard to believe that sailing ships were once the freighters of the sea. By 1896, the Chemainus mill cut 100 million feet of lumber per year. (Photo courtesy of the Chemainus Valley Museum)

Five sailing ships loading lumber: Hard to believe that sailing ships were once the freighters of the sea. By 1896, the Chemainus mill cut 100 million feet of lumber per year. (Photo courtesy of the Chemainus Valley Museum)

Historical Moment

We saw five ships come sailing in ….

Five sailing ships loading lumber: Hard to believe that sailing ships were once the freighters of the sea. By 1896, the Chemainus mill cut 100 million feet of lumber per year. (Photo courtesy of the Chemainus Valley Museum)

Don Bodger

The Courier

We saw five ships come sailing in ….