Description of Cedar By-The-Sea

Cedar is a small community about eight kilometers southeast of Nanaimo. The village was so named because of the profusion of Thuja plicata trees in its vicinity, known as the Western Red Cedar. The town consists of a corner store, liquor store, pub and gas station and is mostly farms and cottages. However the country is changing due to development prompted by the nearby city of Nanaimo.

In the early 1900s Cedar was the setting for the initiation of a new age cult, under the leadership of Edward Arthur Wilson, a former English Sea Captain . Wilson referred to himself as Bother Twelve and lived in "The House of Mystery" on a cliff above the boat ramp on Nelson Road. From here, he relocated his group to De Courcy Island, accessible by private boat and established his group on the island's south end, now Pirate's Cove Provincial Marine Park. It's rumored that he and his companion then disappeared with a large sum of money.

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