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Richmond, Historic & Heritage Sites
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Britannia Heritage Shipyard located in Steveston, BC, Canada is truly a unique step back in time. Steveston was the world's busiest deep water fishing port at the end of the 20th century, dotted with 15 fish canneries, hotels, saloons, and gambling dens. Her boardwalks reflected the voices of Japanese, Chinese, Native Indian, and European immigrants, as well as sailors from around the world. The Britannia Heritage Shipyard is now a National Heritage Site
. There is a cannery, boatyard, net loft and restored residences here.
As you slowly wander along the boardwalk,
you can hear the cries of seagulls, eagles,
and hushed echoes of the past. Or was I only imaging the past cries of fishermen who loved the sea and make their homes along her shores?