Port Augusta (Comox) Harbour Survey C.1890

 

Port Augusta Hydrographic Map 1890                         (Click to Enlarge)

This is a chart of Port Augusta (Comox) harbour from survey conducted around C.1890.  James Robb was the original pre-emptor of lands encompassing modern day downtown Comox.  This map shows the extent of land clearing undertaken by Mr. Robb opening the way for building and road construction.  By 1890 the wharf had been completed and buildings constructed such as the Elk and Lorne hotels, St. Peter’s Anglican Church, as well as a road to Courtenay (Comox Avenue), Balmoral Avenue to the naval rifle range on Goose Spit and Anderton Road.