“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 Strathcona, British Columbia

John Foster McCreight (1827-1913) image, Touch for more information
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John Foster McCreight (1827-1913)
1British Columbia, Strathcona, Blind Channel — The First Premier
Irish-born Victoria lawyer John Foster McCreight was selected by Lieutenant-Governor Trutch to be British Columbia's first premier. Entering the Executive Council in July 1871, he laid the legislative base for the new province from November 1871 . . . Map (db m187957) HM
2British Columbia, Strathcona, Campbell River — Campbell River Fire
On a hot day in July 1938, an ominous smoke pillar near Gosling Lake signalled a forest fire which was to ravage 115 square miles of logged and timbered land. Over 1500 firefighters battled grimly for weeks to save timber and communities. Costs and . . . Map (db m188023) HM
3British Columbia, Strathcona, Campbell River — Passage by Sail
On July 13, 1792, the sloop Discovery, commanded by Captain George Vancouver, R.N., skirted Cape Mudge and entered the narrow, tide-ripped channels leading northward to the open Pacific. This perilous voyage through Discovery Passage and . . . Map (db m187975) HM
4British Columbia, Strathcona, Campbell River — Seymour Narrows
Treacherous currents, swirling eddies, and turbulent tide-rips still harass vessels, despite the blasting away in 1958 of the twin peaks of Ripple Rock. Charted in 1792 by Captain George Vancouver, the Narrows has claimed numerous ships and lives . . . Map (db m9077) HM
5British Columbia, Strathcona, Sayward — Yorke Island
Strategically located at the narrowing of Johnstone Strait lie the intact remains of Canadian artillery defences. Built in 1937-1945, they deterred seaborne attacks on Vancouver during World War II. The island and its military legacy are protected . . . Map (db m187888) HM
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Mar. 28, 2023