The Cottage and the Shed have been saved and the Society is looking forward to work to begin on the new foundation for the Cottage. After that is completed, the old moss covered roof will be replaced. The Campbell River Rotary Club plans to replace the Shed's roof when plans are approved. 2011 will be an exciting year for all parties involved.
The Society plans to post pictures of the renovation progress as soon as it begins. For pictures and detailed information please refer to the City of Campbell River's "The Sybil Andrews Cottage Statement of Significance" and "A Cultural and Heritage Plan for the City of Campbell River".
Sybil Andrews and Walter Morgan resided at their oceanfront cottage in Campbell River from 1947, until each of their respective passing. Below is a poem written by Sybil and a pictorial history of the "property" from 1947, to the present.
By Sybil Andrews
(As read by Sybil Andrews in the
Video "Sybil Andrews and the
Art of Linocut")This wilderness
Of black green trees
Scrub and uncouth men
Toil and rain
Black grey rock where the eagle watches
Black carrion birds on the black grey shore
Long ropes of olive, black kelp
And the stench of tide-piled rotting weed
And the sick wet smell of water and wet things
Helpless, relentless rain
The ravens croak and the sew mew calling
Sybil Andrews at work in her cottage studio. c. 1980
A visit into Sybil's cottage (Click on the start button)