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  • Chasina Island

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    Origin of place name: According to the Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names, "Chasina" is a First Nations name, but its meaning is unknown. It was chosen by the Union Steamship Co. which often used the Okisollo Channel, for one of its vessels. The ship was originally built in Glasgow in 1881 as Santa Cecilia as a private pleasure craft. In 1910 it was renamed Selma and ran between Vancouver and Powell River until 1917 when Union Steamship acquired it and renamed it Chasina operating it on the Howe Sound and Sunshine Coast routes for six years. It was then sold and became a rumrunner until 1928. In 1931, en route to Macao from Hong Kong, the vessel and 11 crew disappeared.

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