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Cadboro Bay / Jemmy Jones Island

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Victoria, BC (Nearby: Cadboro Bay, Gordon Head, Oak Bay, Lake Hill, Fairfield)

  • Cadboro Bay
  • Jemmy Jones Island

Victoria, British Columbia
V8N 4G0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver Island

Description From Owner:
  • After the HBC'S brigantine Cadboro, the first ship to anchor here. Built at Rye in England in 1824, she took her name from nearby Cadborough, a village that no longer exists in consequence of the silting in of Cadborough Bay.
  • The brigantine first arrived on this coast in 1827. That year she was the first ship to enter the Fraser River and in 1842 was the first ship to enter Victoria harbour. She was wrecked near Port Angeles in 1862.
  • Jemmy Jones Island - After one of the most colourful characters in BC's early history, Captain James (Jemmy) Jones (1830-82), who lost a schooner, the Caroline, on the shore here.
  • His most famous exploit occurred in 1865 after he had been imprisoned for debt in Victoria and his schooner, the Jenny Jones, had been seized at Olympia, Washington, by a us marshal.
  • Disguised as a woman, Jemmy escaped from Victoria, went to Olympia, and sailed as a passenger on the Jenny Jones when the marshal took her to Seattle for sale.
  • En route, while the marshal was ashore for a night, Jemmy repossessed his ship. After sundry adventures he reached Mexico aboard it, where he sold the ship.
  • Later, tried for stealing the Jenny Jones, Jemmy was acquitted on the very reasonable ground that the marshal had left the ship, not the ship the marshal.
  • Jones could neither read nor write, but he made do with acuteness and a good memory.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Mount Tolmie, 2km
  • Mount Douglas, 5km
  • Blenkinsop Lake, 5km
  • Swan Lake, 5km
  • Goodacre Lake, 7km
  • Beaver Lake, 9km
  • Elk Lake, 10km
  • Prospect Lake, 12km
  • Maltby Lake, 12km
  • Prior Lake, 12km
  • Killarney Lake, 13km
  • Eagles Lake, 13km
  • Pike Lake, 13km
  • Thetis Lake, 13km
  • Quarry Lake, 15km
  • McKenzie Lake, 13km
  • Colwood Lake, 14km
  • Mount Work, 15km
  • Fork Lake, 15km
  • Fizzle Lake, 15km
  • Durrance Lake, 16km
  • Mount Newton, 19km
  • Second Lake, 16km
  • Teanook Lake, 16km
  • Third Lake, 16km
  • Mitchell Lake, 16km
  • Pease Lake, 17km
  • Florence Lake, 16km
  • Matson Lake, 16km
  • Glen Lake, 17km
  • Miniskirt, 17km
  • Langford Lake, 17km
  • Skirt Mountain, 17km
  • Holmes Peak, 18km
  • Mount Finlayson, 18km
  • Metchosin Mountain, 19km
  • Centre Mountain, 19km
  • Mount Wells, 19km
  • Mount McDonald, 20km
  • Wrigglesworth Lake, 21km
  • Mount Jeffrey, 23km
  • Mount Blinkhorn, 22km
  • Mount Helmcken, 21km
  • Blinkhorn Lake, 22km
  • Greenburn Lake, 31km
  • Spectacle Lake, 24km
  • Curtis Peak, 32km
  • Pender Lake, 33km
  • Mount Braden, 22km
  • Mount Norman, 33km