“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Alberni-Clayoquot, British Columbia

Gilbert Malcom Sproat (1834-1913) image, Touch for more information
R.H. Trueman via British Columbia Archives A-01770 (Public domain), circa 1870
Gilbert Malcom Sproat (1834-1913)
1 British Columbia, Alberni-Clayoquot, Great Central — A Versatile Pioneer
Sproat Lake is named for Gilbert Malcolm Sproat, scholar, author, anthropologist, businessman, and avid British Columbian from his arrival in 1860. He co-founded Port Alberni's first sawmill in 1861, was British Columbia's first agent-general in . . . Map (db m188030) HM
2 British Columbia, Alberni-Clayoquot, Port Alberni — Bicentennial of the Spanish Expeditions to the Northwest Coasts of America1771–1991
[Upper Marker]: Pedro de Alberni, Captain of the Catalan Volunteers and Commander of the Spanish Establishment at Santa Cruz de Nootka, 1790-1792. Offered by the Government of Spain on the occasion of the visit of the Spanish . . . Map (db m9155) HM
3 British Columbia, Alberni-Clayoquot, Port Alberni — Forest Industry in British ColumbiaL’Industrie Forestiere en Colombie-Britannique
Harvesting of the forest has long been an important aspect of life on the Pacific Coast. The native people were the first to utilize this valuable resource in the construction of dwellings, canoes, and implements. In the nineteenth century, spars . . . Map (db m9192) HM
4 British Columbia, Alberni-Clayoquot, Ucluelet — 1906 Amphitrite Point Lighthouse
Amphitrite Point was named after the naval warship, H.M.S. Amphitrite, in 1859 by Captain George H. Richards of the Royal Navy. Captain Richards was responsible for surveying much of Vancouver Island's coastline during this period. The original . . . Map (db m198567) HM
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Nov. 29, 2023