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Memories of Port Nelson
As a young lad, fishing off the wharves was a pastime enjoyed. The two Nelson ferries were coal burners, you would see the coal hulk tied up on...Read more about "Memories of Port Nelson"...
Stranding of the Hawea
Imagine the drama there would be today if a ship ran aground on Rocks Road. Hawea, 1886, aground in Nelson The Union Company steamer, Hawea aground on the...Read more about "Stranding of the Hawea"...
Russian Explorer Bellingshausen
On 8 June 1820 (29 May in the Russian calendar), Russian captain Fabian Gottlieb Benjamin von Bellingshausen (in Russian: Фаддей Фаддеевич Беллинсгаузен; Faddey Faddeyevich Bellinsgauzen) entered Queen Charlotte Sound in the ships Vostớk...Read more about "Russian Explorer Bellingshausen"...
Born to go to sea
The Williams family The Williams family, who have lived and worked in the Nelson region since 1890 and successive generations have had a long association with the sea. Anchor...Read more about "Born to go to sea"...
The Union Steam Ship Company
The Great Days of the Union Steam Ship Company Consider a modern innovation such as the internet and how it has changed our day-to-day lives. Even though...Read more about "The Union Steam Ship Company"...