A photo tour through New Westminster, BC - Royal City - 49°12′25″N 122°54′40″W

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Big Red


Sapperton Landing Park, the Wharf.

This building - the Wharf - is located 180 degrees from yesterday's tugboat photo. It dates from the 1930s.

The Wharf was a transfer point for food, wood, coal, supplies and prisoners as this landing point on the Brunette River (and its confluence with the Fraser River) was once the location of a First Nations' village, a Royal Engineers' camp, the first colonial legislature of BC and a federal penitentiary.

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