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HMS Forward

Mural Routes Member(s): Chemainus Festival of Murals Society

Artist(s): Harry Heine

Producer: Chemainus Festival of Murals Society


Completed: 1984

Dimensions: 9.8m x 2.6m (32’ x 8.5’)

Best Viewed: From the corner of Willow and Mill streets.

“Historical Series #14: HMS Forward”

The gunboat HMS Forward was one of four such royal navy vessels dispatched during the search for the murderers of William Brady and the Marks family in April 1863.

The murder had taken place on Saturna Island to the south.

The fugitives were eventually apprehended only after a search and siege operation of more than two weeks, which included Thetis and Kuper (now Penelakut) Islands just off Chemainus Harbour.

(Please drop by the Chemainus Visitors Centre to buy your Official Mural Guide. Proceeds from the sale go to the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society).

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Where to Find This Mural

Location: 9756 Willow St, Chemainus, BC V0R 1K0, Canada | Get Directions

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