Sahsima

Sahsima (HM1FAU)

Location: Victoria, British Columbia V8S 2H5 Capital
Country: Canada
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N 48° 24.388', W 123° 19.33'

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Sahsima, meaning "harpoon", was the original name identified by Songhees elder James Fraser for the point where the Chinese Cemetery is located. Hayls the Transformer, with spirit companions Raven and Mink, came by in his canoe, frightening away the seal the harpooner had been stalking. The harpooner rebuked them. Hayls turned him to stone as he stood there poised to throw the harpoon, saying, "You'll be boss for seals...from Sooke to Namaimo."


Artwork by Charles Elliott, Temoseng


BC 150 Years, 2008
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HM NumberHM1FAU
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByOak Bay Heritage
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 8:00am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)10U E 476157 N 5361529
Decimal Degrees48.40646667, -123.32216667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 48° 24.388', W 123° 19.33'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds48° 24' 23.28" N, 123° 19' 19.8" W
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Area Code(s)716
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2120-2140 Penzance Rd, Victoria British Columbia V8S 2H5, CA
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