Cole Island National Historic Site

Cole Island is a provincial and a national historic site located in Esquimalt Harbour. In 1860, the Royal Navy began construction of a munitions depot on Cole Island. Eventually, 16 solid structures were used to store and recondition highly explosive munitions during the Crimean war and throughout World War One. Five buildings remain. The beautiful island is open to the public during daylight hours, and many kayakers and other boaters stop there to take the self-guided tour.

artist: Carswell King
region: Greater Victoria
closest community: View Royal
original medium: Illustration



SKU: AFM-ID-CKING-005 Category: Tags: ,

I’m a graphic artist and digital illustrator. I love my ocean home and all things historical – both of which influence my work. I use a mouse not a tablet to produce my illustrations and my happiest hours are when I’m drawing the day away.

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