by Fred Dobbs
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    Fred Dobbs - Camossung - Click to view full size image


The sculpture of Camossung reflects the history of the First Nations People who first inhabited the area of the Gorge Waterway. It tells an ancient Songhees story of a young girl named Camossung who was turned to stone by 'Hayls' the Transformer.

The sculpture symbolizes the significance of this location; a unique place where fresh and salt water merge with each ebb and flow of the Gorge Waterway. The original sacred stone that is the source of the Songhees story is located nearby, below the southern side of the Tillicum Bridge. The stone is in the water and is viewable beneath the water at low tide.

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