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Deadman's Island

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Location type: Island
Location address: Canada
Number of texts: 1
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Made by | Reference Gasheadsteve | © CC 3.0
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Deadman Island is a 3.8 ha island to the south of Stanley Park in Coal Harbour in Vancouver, British Columbia. The indigenous Sḵwxwú7mesh name is “skwtsa7s”, meaning simply “island.” Officially designated “Deadman Island” by the Geographical Names Board of Canada in 1937. it is commonly referred to as Deadman’s Island. Vancouver’s Naval Reserve Division, HMCS Discovery, is strategically located on the island in support of the security of Vancouver Harbour. The facility housed the Joint Maritime Operations Centre for the APEC Summit in 1997 and the 2010 Winter Olympics. In addition to the Naval Reserve, RCSCC Corps 47 Captain Vancouver and NLCC Captain Rankin have their weekly parades at HMCS Discovery and the facility houses a naval museum. The island is connected to the mainland of Stanley Park at low tide, as well as via a short timber-structure bridge.

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