On a November night in 1899 the darkness of Tofino Harbour was driven back by the arrival of blazing ship of fire. This drifting inferno was the abandoned American schooner HERA, about to end her final voyage from hell.
With an already storied past, the Hera was far from finished with history and in the aftermath of her loss would become the catalyst for murder and mayhem, selfless acts of heroism and humanity, intrigue and insanity.
Designated British Columbia’s first underwater heritage site, upon its discovery in 1974, the HERA continues to this day to give up long-guarded secrets from her past. Through the flames are long extinguished, memory still burns bright for fire ship of Clayoquot Sound.