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

Inverness Cannery

 
 
Inverness Cannery Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Location. 54° 11.88′ N, 130° 15.314′ W. Marker is near Port Edward, British Columbia, in Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District. Marker is on Skeena Drive, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is about 2.1 miles south of Port Edward. Marker is in this post office area: Port Edward, British Columbia V0V 1G0, Canada.
 
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).
 
Categories. Natural Resources
 
Inverness Cannery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, July 7, 2008
2. Inverness Cannery Marker
 
 
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 1,734 times since then and 37 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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