Dinner Rock
A tiny island east of Mace Point, close to the Mainland.




"You can just make out a white cross on top, which commemorates the marine tragedy that occurred at the rock on the dark, rainy night of October 11, 1947. The small coastal steamer MV Gulf Stream was heading to Lund that night with 41 passengers and crew members when it ploughed into Dinner Rock at 15 knots and turned on its side. Five people died, including three children.

The wreck of the MV Gulf Stream at Dinner Rock (1947) 
(Source: Powell River Museam)

The wreck of the MV Gulf Stream at Dinner Rock (1947)
(Source: Powell River Museam)


The following year Henry Pavid, whose 18-month-old daughter Jean lost her life in the accident, erected a cross on Dinner Rock. Fifty years later, in 1998, a memorial service was held for the victims, the current cross was helicoptered into place and a plaque unveiled at the Forest Service campsite. The original cross is in the Powell River Museum."
(Source: Eco-Care Conservancy of the Powell River Region. September, 2002)

Another view of the Gulf Stream's wreck
(Source: City of Vancouver Archives)

Another view of the Gulf Stream's wreck
(Source: City of Vancouver Archives)
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