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#1 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 30 July 2017 - 09:47 PM

Hey, I had never heard of this place before, sounds neat.

 

http://www.theprovin...1720/story.html

 

https://www.michaelk...finnslough.html

 

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Edited by VicHockeyFan, 30 July 2017 - 09:49 PM.

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#2 Cassidy

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 06:32 AM

I'd never heard of this place either ... and just visited it on Google Maps.

Very interesting, definitely not the Richmond folks think about today.

 

Proof you can learn something new every day.



#3 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 06:34 AM

Proof also that building inspectors can be held at bay by "grandfathering".  Check those rickety boardwalks.


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#4 Rob Randall

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 06:50 AM

I visit Richmond every year and never heard of it. Very cool. It's in an obscure part of town you're unlikely to come across accidentally.

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#5 Jackerbie

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Posted 31 July 2017 - 07:49 AM

Yah, it's a bit of a rabbit hole for anyone interested in property law! The island is owned by a guy in Ontario, but most of the structures are built on the foreshore, which is Crown land and therefore under Provincial authority, not City of Richmond. Apparently things are also complicated by holdover squatter's rights. I've only ever "visited" in Google Maps.


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