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Near Port Edward in Skeena-Queen Charlotte, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast (North America)
 

Inverness Cannery

 
 
Inverness Cannery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 7, 2008
1. Inverness Cannery Marker
Inscription.  The developing provincial salmon industry spread northward when the Inverness Cannery opened here in 1876. The first cannery in northern British Columbia, it took advantage of the abundant sockeye runs up the Skeena River to challenge the dominance of the canneries along the lower Fraser. Finally closed in 1950, the plant was destroyed by fire in 1973.
 
Erected 1975 by Province of British Columbia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Resources. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 54° 11.88′ N, 130° 15.314′ W. Marker is near Port Edward, British Columbia, in Skeena-Queen Charlotte. Marker is on Skeena Drive, on the right when traveling south. The marker is about 2.1 miles south of Port Edward. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Edward BC V0V 1G0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. North Pacific Cannery (approx. 2 kilometers away).
 
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Inverness Cannery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 7, 2008
2. Inverness Cannery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,889 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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