Maritime Museum

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Local lore has it that many ghosts visit the Maritime Museum, housed in a former courthouse building that includes Victoria’s original gallows. Some say the hanged men were buried on the grounds. Add to it that 135 people perished in the steamship Valencia wreck of 1908, and a few years later, a lifeboat full of skeletons was found by a fishermen. Oddly, the lifeboat vanished into thin air before authorities could get to it, only to be found again, empty, 27 years later. That lifeboat is on display at the museum.

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28 Bastion Square
Victoria, BC
V8W 1H9, Canada

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48.4258487, -123.36921789999997
Nearest Towns:
Victoria, BC (1.0 mi.)
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Rocky Point, BC (11.2 mi.)
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