Port McNeill (Town) / Cluxewe River / Kilpala River / Robson Bight / Suquash Creek / Tsitika River / Tsulton River
    

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Port McNeill, BC (Nearby: Sointula, Hyde Creek, Nimpkish Heights, Alert Bay, Beaver Cove)

  • Cluxewe River
  • Cluxewe River
  • Kilpala River
  • Port McNeill
  • Robson Bight
  • Suquash Creek
  • Tsitika River
  • Tsulton River

1775 Furney Place
Port McNeill, British Columbia
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British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver Island

Description From Owner:
  • After Captain William Henry McNeill (1801-75). A native of Boston, Massachusetts, he was first on this coast in 1825 with the trading vessel Convoy.
  • In the summer of 1832, the HBC, desperately in need of an extra ship for its coastal trade, sent Chief Factor Duncan Finlayson to Honolulu, where he bought McNeill's brig Llama and hired McNeill and his two mates to navigate her.
  • McNeill never became a British subject but served the I-IBC faithfully for the rest of his active life.
  • He took command of the company's steamer Beaver in 1838. In 1849 he was placed in command of the company's new Fort Rupert, and in 1856 he was made a Chief Factor, at the top of the company's hierarchy. He retired in 1863.
  • Cluxewe River - According to Chief James Sewid, cluxewe is a Kwakwala Indian word meaning 'delta, or sand bar.'
  • Port McNeill - After Captain William Henry McNeill (1801-75). A native of Boston, Massachusetts, he was first on this coast in 1825 with the trading vessel Convoy.
  • In the summer of 1832, the VIBC, desperately in need of an extra ship for its coastal trade, sent Chief Factor Duncan Finlayson to Honolulu, where he bought McNeill's brig Llama and hired McNeill and his two mates to navigate her.
  • McNeill never became a British subject but served the HBC faithfully for the rest of his active life. He took command of the company's steamer Beaver in 1838.
  • In 1849 he was placed in cornmand of the company's new Fort Rupert, and in 1856 he was made a Chief Factor, at the top of the company's hierarchy. He retired in 1863. (See also McNeill Bay.)
  • Robson Bight - Renowned among naturalists because killer whales congregate here, this bight is named after Lieutenant-Commander C.R. Robson, commanding HM gunboat Forward. He died in 1861 after a fall from a horse.
  • Suquash Creek - From the Kwakwala Indian word meaning 'where seals are butchered.' This place is historic, for here in 1835 coal was first discovered on Vancouver Island.
  • For a short time, coal was mined until better seams were found up the coast at Fort Rupert.
  • Tsulton River - A Kwakwala Indian name that means “black coloureds’
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.


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  • After Felipe Bauzå, mapmaker on the Malaspina expedition. Named by Galiano and Valdes in 1792.


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Attractions:
Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Cluxewe Mountain, 6km
  • Roselle Lake, 10km
  • Keogh Lake, 12km
  • Thiemer Lake, 12km
  • Sua Lake, 13km
  • Castle Mountain, 17km
  • O'Connor Lake, 13km
  • Mount Holdsworth, 14km
  • Misty Lake, 13km
  • Angler Lake, 16km
  • Twin Peaks, 15km
  • Three Isle Lake, 18km
  • Long Lake, 14km
  • Nimpkish Lake, 22km
  • Beaver Lake, 16km
  • Maynard Lake, 24km
  • Karmutzen Mountain, 26km
  • Iron Lake, 26km
  • Benson Lake, 25km
  • Tahsish Lake, 29km
  • Lottie Lake, 29km
  • Herbert Peak, 29km
  • Lac Truite, 28km
  • Tlakwa Mountain, 31km
  • Mount Wynyard, 31km
  • Kathleen Lake, 26km
  • Mount Hulme, 31km
  • Newt Lake, 28km
  • Viola Lake, 32km
  • Ida Lake, 25km
  • Burnett Lake, 34km
  • Mount Collinson, 23km
  • Cross Lake, 34km
  • Mount Hoy, 29km
  • Merry Widow Mountain, 31km
  • Mount Stanley, 34km
  • May Lake, 30km
  • Anutz Lake, 34km
  • Bughouse Lake, 36km
  • Sara Lake, 24km
  • Mount Simmonds, 34km
  • Phyllis Lake, 30km
  • Adelaide Lake, 37km
  • Mount Gardiner, 37km
  • Mount Kerr, 38km
  • Mount Stopford, 34km
  • Rosemary Lake, 37km
  • Ellen Lake, 39km
  • Kainum Mountain, 38km
  • Alice Lake, 27km