Hollywood legends Errol Flynn, Spencer Tracy and Bing Crosby are said to have stayed there. John Wayne is also said to have been a visitor when he sailed his yacht, The Wild Goose, up the Strait of Georgia.

Decades ago, a Vancouver Island mansion constructed in Qualicum Beach was the destination for some high-falootin’ visitors. It was built by Brig.-Gen. Noel Money, an avid salmon fisherman who was not averse to throwing some good parties. After he died in 1939, the property was sold to Major James Lowery, a founder of Home Oil Co. He later sold the property to R.A. (Bobby) Brown, who took over ownership of Home Oil in the early 1950s.

Today, the Qualicum Beach property is called Crown Mansion. It is the newest development by Crown Isle Management Team, which operates the Crown Isle golf/residential community up the highway in Courtenay.

Read the full article by Marty Hope, “New homes on historic property now selling” in the Vancouver Sun (Nov 28, 2009).

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