Commemoration sign added to Comox Marina Park

A heritage commemoration sign at the Comox Marina Park was unveiled recently.

A NEW SIGN explains the significance of this anchor at the entrance to Marina Park in Comox.

A heritage commemoration sign at the Comox Marina Park was unveiled recently.

Situated by the large anchor at the Marina Park entrance, the sign explains the origin of the anchor and the story of the sailing vessel it came from, the King David.

This tall ship, a British-registered three-masted steel ship, was wrecked at Nootka Sound in 1905. The anchor was recovered and arrived in Comox in April 1973.

The sign was arranged by the Comox Archives and Museum Society and paid through a donation from the Comox Valley branch of the Royal Canadian Naval Association.

The unveiling was attended by Mayor Paul Ives and Couns. Barbara Price and Maureen Swift. Assisting with the unveiling were Dave Kelly, Don Knight and Mike Kirkwood of the Royal Canadian Naval Association. The Town of Comox made and erected the sign stand.

The Royal Canadian Naval Association is made up of serving and former naval veterans and is formed into various branches across Canada. The association also includes Coast Guard and Merchant Marine members and includes support of the Canadian Cadet Organization.

The Comox Valley branch meets at 1 p.m. every fourth Wednesday at the meeting hall of Branch 160 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Comox.

— Town of Comox

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