Vining and Wilkes Warehouse Ruin

This warehouse was used to hold stampeders’ “ton of goods.” All stampeders were required to bring a year’s supply of provisions to enter Canada; this ensured that they had what they needed to survive the harsh winter on the trail. Of course, this slowed down their journeys—but saved many of their lives. Being so close to the high-tide mark, this building was built on pilings. When you are surrounded by large trees and the water is a mile away, it’s hard to believe that 100 years ago, this place was a tidal flat. This is an excellent example of isostatic rebound at work.

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Latitude: 59.455524
Longitude: -135.322875
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