Premier John Horgan joined Mayor Maja Tait and representatives of the Sooke Historical Society on Friday to unveil the latest in a series of commemorative plaques denoting important historical sites in Sooke.
The latest plaque designated the spot where, in 1861, the schooner Ann Taylor was built. At the time, it was the largest vessel built on Vancouver Island.
“This is another example of the tremendous history of the Sooke community. Monuments like this remind us of the extraordinary things that have taken place here,” said Horgan.
It took more than 10 years of investigation to determine where the Muir family built their ships, said Elida Peers, spokesperson for the historical society.