The Merlamac II in Vancouver Harbour.  (Photo submitted)

The Merlamac II in Vancouver Harbour. (Photo submitted)

The Merlamac II

Joe Ordano a master boat-builder in his day

Joe Ordano was well-known as a boat builder in Chemainus.

Examples of his craft were everywhere, including the Merlamac II, built around 1920.

Step back in time and see more great photos at the Chemainus Valley Museum, 9799 Waterwheel Cres.

The expanded museum opened on March 1. It’s currently open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.