Cumshewa / Cumshewa Inlet / Gillatt Arm

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Sandspit, BC (Nearby: Cumshewa, New Clew, Skedans, Thurston Harbour, Tanu)

  • Cumshewa Inlet

383 Beach Rd
Sandspit, British Columbia
V0T 1T0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Northern BC

Description From Owner:
  • Named about 1788 after the Indian chief here. In 1794 Cumshewa and his Haidas massacred the crew of the American trading vessel Resolution.
  • Cumshewa is derived from the Kwakwala Indian word meaning 'rich at the mouth [of the river].'
  • Gillatt Arm - After Captain J.B. Gillatt, a retired Indian Army officer who settled at Sandspit in 1911.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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