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stari putnički pristan ~ old passengers wharf

Frankly, it's hard to find something abandoned or neglected in British Columbia. I had the "fortune" in

encountering this scene while driving along Highway 99 (Sea to Sky Hwy). Impression that I was

overwhelmed, I can call a bit nostalgic.


This passenger wharf was built in the early 1900's. Until the year 1956, the village miners and their

families was attainable only by boats from the sea. Right from this point further to the village center,

travelers were riding on railcar.


Brittania Beach, a community with a short but turbulent history, originated from the mining village that

was once the largest copper producer in the entire British Empire. Mining began there in late 19th century,

and officially ended in 1974.

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  • Uploaded on February 16, 2013
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    by Zlatan Olić