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General News · 21st July 2011
Cortes Museum
History and nature await you! The Cortes Island Museum is offering two dates to explore Desolation Sound aboard the schooner rigged MISTY ISLES, August 11th and 25th, 2011.

Much of Desolation Sound is in a marine park, offering some of the most spectacular mountain scenery on this part of the coast. It is also the focal point of some of the area’s most fascinating maritime history, as the anchorage for British and Spanish explorers who first charted this area in the late 1700s. Skipper/ naturalist Mike Moore will provide background highlights on the Age of Exploration and the rich marine features of the area, from birds and mammals to the dramatic topography.

MISTY ISLES will depart from Cortes Bay at 10:30am and return around 5pm. Cost is $115 HST included. Tea and cookies provided.

For more information or to register, contact the Museum at 250-935-6340 or email