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Delta in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast
 

Salmon!

 
 
Salmon! Marker image. Click for full size.
B.C. Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
1. Salmon! Marker
Inscription.  This site, on the world's greatest salmon river, lured many pioneer canners in the late 1860's and early 1870's. Pre-eminent was Alexander Ewen, a founder and first president of B.C. Packers, who established a cannery here in 1871. The new salmon canning industry thrived on exports to foreign markets until by 1900 it was among the most important in the province.
 
Erected 1970 by Province of British Columbia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
 
Location. 49° 10.618′ N, 122° 54.861′ W. Marker is in Delta, British Columbia, in Metro Vancouver. Marker is on Gunderson Road just south of Elevator Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9593 Gunderson Road, Delta BC V4C 4R9, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The New Westminster Court House and Land Registry Office (approx. 2.9 kilometers away); Carnegie Library (approx. 3 kilometers away); The Great Fire
Alexander Ewen (1832-1907) image. Click for full size.
New Westminster Public Library (public domain), circa 1884
2. Alexander Ewen (1832-1907)
He spent his entire life in the salmon industry, but also was active in other types of businesses as well as local political and civic affairs.
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(approx. 3.1 kilometers away); Irving House (approx. 3.5 kilometers away); Historic McMillan Expediton (approx. 13.5 kilometers away); Historic Stewart Farmhouse (approx. 13.5 kilometers away); Farming History (approx. 13.6 kilometers away); Historic Port Elgin (approx. 13.6 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Annieville Cannery. Brief history and photographs of the cannery, the first in British Columbia. (From Tides to Tins project, Gulf of Georgia Cannery National Historic Site) (Submitted on February 24, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 

2. . In-depth biography of Ewen, one of the most prominent figures among 19th-century salmon-canners in British Columbia. (H. Keith Ralston, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, Vol. 13) (Submitted on February 24, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 10, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 59 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 10, 2021, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.   2. submitted on February 24, 2022, by Duane and Tracy Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
 
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Sep. 28, 2022