Klemtu / Jessop Island / Laredo Sound

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Hanceville, BC (Nearby: Klemtu, Campbell Island, Bella Bella, Waglisla, Old Bella Bella)

  • Jessop Island
  • Klemtu
  • Laredo Sound

6550 BC-20
Hanceville, British Columbia
V0L 1K0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Description From Owner:
  • Jessop Island - After John Jessop, born in Norwich, England, in 1829, who came to British Columbia in 1859, one of a party of eight men who walked overland from Fort Garry.
  • A teacher and journalist, Jessop founded the first non-sectarian school on Vancouver Island. He was the province's first superintendent of education from 1871 until 1878 and later joined the federal immigration service.
  • Klemtu - Formerly known as China Hat because of the appearance of nearby Cone Island when viewed from the south. This Coast Tsimshian Indian word may mean 'to anchor' (in the secluded bay here), or 'to tie something.'
  • Laredo Sound - Named in 1792 by Jacinto Caamaño, commanding the Spanish frigate Aranzazu. Probably Caamafio had in mind the Spanish port of Laredo on the Bay of Biscay.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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