Salt Spring Island Archives
Cusheon Cove

 

Cusheon Cove was the site of Salt Spring Island's first major sawmill. A company village, Cusheon Cove was driven by the Bulman Lumber Company established in 1905. Seagoing ships loaded lumber at the mill's wharf for international markets. The mill grew to a major industrial operation employing perhaps 150 men at its peak. At that time children from Cusheon Cove filled more than half the seats at Beaver Point School.

Tools, bottles, dishes, pottery, even footwear have survived in pits around the property. Many pieces have been restored and are on display in a museum on the property

Chris Hatfield