In the earliest days of Captain Cates' Terminal Steamship resort, passengers disembarked in Snug Cove and then crossed the lagoon on this footbridge. The photo is thought to be dated about 1900.
This bridge may have spanned the Lagoon, but if so, it must have been very early on--note the trees are right at the water's edge in this picture. Deep Bay was commercially logged in the late 1800's, certainly by 1890. If you recongize this picture, please contact us: we have no provenance for the photo and cannot place the bridge accurately.
By the 1920's, the footbridge had been replaced with this much sturdier trestle bridge.