Last week we made a trip to Courtenay. It was a nice late summer day and I took the opportunity to sketch a sawmill. When I was still working, we had several projects in the Comox Valley, so I passed this site many times, but never had enough time to make a decent sketch.
This operation is the Thomson Bros. Lumber Co. Ltd. They have an interesting website: thomsonlumber.com, explaining their services and history, which started in 1968. This happens to be the year in which I immigrated to Canada.
I took my time to make the first sketch while sitting across the road with my back to the sun.
After taking a break there was about one half hour time left for making another sketch; this one real quick. The colours where added after I got home.
If it was up to me, this facility would be added to the local heritage register in the industrial heritage category.