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dc.coverage.spatialNanaimo Regionen
dc.coverage.spatialBritish Columbiaen
dc.coverage.spatialThe Bastion, Regional District of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, http://sws.geonames.org/11902955en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-25T19:01:24Z
dc.date.available2012-09-25T19:01:24Z
dc.date.issued1853
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10613/442
dc.description.abstractWhen Haida warriors threatened to raid the tiny community in 1852, John Muir decided to build the block house and bastion pictured here. The three-story structure was hand-built with axes and adze by Jean Baptiste Fortier and Leon Labine. It was completed in 1853. The first floor contained the H.B.C. offices and store. Later it was used as the city jail. The second floor housed the defence arsenal with its two connonades. The third floor was designed to shelter whites during an attack. The bastion was rarely used although Haida raids did disrupt coal production on a number of occasions.en
dc.format.extent327kben
dc.format.mediumphotographen
dc.format.mimetypejpegen
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherElectronic version published by Vancouver Island Universityen
dc.titleThe Bastionen_US
dc.typeImageen
dc.source.originalNanaimo / FC 3894 N3 N35en
dc.source.original9-2 / E-00520 / HP077972en
dc.description.note"Photographs courtesy of the Provincial archives"en
dc.identifier.thumbnailhttps://viuspace.viu.ca/bitstream/handle/10613/442/NanSlide9-2.jpg?sequence=3en


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