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Near Tyee in Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
 

“K-Shian” – The Skeena

 
 
“K-Shian” – The Skeena Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 7, 2008
1. “K-Shian” – The Skeena Marker
Inscription. The Skeena, “river of mists,” makes a major cleft through the Coast Mountains. To Coastal Tsimshian Indians and Interior tribes it was vital to trade and travel. In later years, Port Essington, near the river’s mouth, became the main port of this swift, treacherous waterway – a route serving pioneers from the 1860s to 1914 when the railway was built.
 
Erected by Department of Recreation and Conservation.
 
Location. 54° 12.137′ N, 129° 57.05′ W. Marker is near Tyee, British Columbia, in Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District. Marker is on Yellowhead Highway (National Route 16), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. The marker is located about 15 miles east of Port Edward. Marker is in this post office area: Tyee, British Columbia V0V 1G0, Canada.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWaterways & Vessels
 
“K-Shian” – The Skeena Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 7, 2008
2. “K-Shian” – The Skeena Marker
Skeena River image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 7, 2008
3. Skeena River
Low clouds along Skeena River image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 7, 2008
4. Low clouds along Skeena River
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 11, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,491 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 11, 2008, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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