1257 Blind Bay Road

Hardy Island

1257 Blind Bay Road

38.8 Acres Private Forest Setting 

4000′ ( approx.) Pristine South Facing Waterfront

 2 Bedroom and Loft 1 Bathroom Cabin, Decks,Deep Water Dock

$1,750,000

 

 

 

1257 Blind Bay Road Hardy Island is a true family legacy property with 38.8 acres of very private wooded landscape and approximately 4000 feet of south facing waterfront. The Jenish Home designed 2 bedrooms + large loft, 1 bathroom cabin, has a cozy living room and large windows to showcase this magical area. Extensive decking beckons you to your favorite chair and book to enjoy the unparalleled views while watching the children swim or launch rafts in these pristine waters. There is a 8 x 40 deep-water year-round protect dock, 14 x 20 tool shed and a drilled well.  Propane powers the hot water on demand system, fridge, stove, and BBQ, there is a basic solar system and septic. Come with your imagination as this property will meet and surpass all your island retreat expectations. This truly is an amazing, one of a kind, in a class of its own property.

 

Hardy Island – A quick History

 

  • 1860 Captain George Richards in his surveying ship the “Plumber” christened the island
  • King George III’s Navy was well represented in these parts:
    • The largest island was named after Rear Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson
    • The next largest for his friend Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy
    • Hardy was Lord Nelson’s captain on the on the Victory at the battle of Trafalgar. It was in Hardy’s arms that the mortally wounded Nelson died uttering the immortal words “never haul down the colours to France for your men will stick to you”
  • Hardy Island is almost 2000 acres in size divided into 4 district lots
  • 1892 Dec 17th Alexander Grant and Harry Tegg were crown   granted one lot each for $1.00 per acre.

                           Grant   Paid     $723  for  DL 1487 ,   Tegg   $844   for  DL 1488 , the following year

                           Grant    $207 for  DL1486  &  Tegg  $185 for  DL  1489

  • 1903 Tegg and Grant forfeited their lands to the Crown for tax arrears except Tegg managed to keep lot 1489
  • 1906 The 3 forfeited lands were sold to John McLelland MacKinnon for $267.17
  • 1911 Nov 16th all four lots were transferred to a James S. Emerson
  • 1911 all four lots were transferred back to John McLelland MacKinnon

               They built a luxury home near Alexander Point. In 1912 Tom   Brazil a colorful local legend became the       resident caretaker,a position he  held for over 50 years. He became known for, his love of animals befriending many of the 200+ deer on the island, his trademark black bowler hat, and when traveling between the islands rowing standing up.

  • 1915 Jean MacKinnon to whom her husband had transferred the island sold it to,   Christopher John Leyland of Beal Northumberlandshire,England for  $32,000
  • 1927 On Leylands death the island was transferred to John Murray Naylor and Christopher Digby Leyland for $11,930. The younger Leyland was a retired captain in the British Army and an owner of a castle in England; this is the islands     touch with nobility.
  • 1930 Le Roy A. Macomber a wealthy lawyer and financier from Seattle bought the island for $10,000. It was Macomber who legalized the game preserve that Tom Brazil developed for almost fifty years.
  • 1951 Marion Macomber sells the island to E.R. Gibson retired of Sechelt and R.R. Howay a civil servant of New Westminster.
  • Gibson bought out Howay
  • 1953 Gibson sells the island to Northern Development Ltd. (known locally as Scott Paper Products) for $75,000
  • 1979 Northern Developments sells to T & S Logging for $3,8000,000 a final transfer was made to Hardy Island Developments Ltd. for a total of $600,000 the owners of Hardy Island Developments were Digby Porter and Ian Mahood.
  • 1983 Northern Developments sells island to Hardy Island SeaFarms a Norwegian based group. This group built the building in 1985 now referred to as the retreat on lot 12 for their resident staff, the adjacent building was their warehouse also constructed were docks, roads, and many outbuildings. This business failed in the 90’s.
  • The four district lots were then sold in 1994 to 4 separate companies: 

-DL 1486        207 acres – subdivide into 5 lots 4 sold to individuals and the   5th to BC government who designated it a marine park.
– DL 1487        723 acres- subdivided into 20 lots with the companies 16 shareholders each acquiring one lot and the remaining 4 lots being sold.
– DL 1488/1489 1029 acres- subdivided in 1997 into 47 lots

                      

PID: 023-450-185
Title: Lot 2 District Lot 1486 Group 1 NWD Plan LMP28019
Lot Size: 38.8 acres
Waterfrontage: 4000′ approximatley
2021 Taxes: $3,387.65
Zoning: SCRD RU-2

 

 

 

 

 

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