Kitkatla / Hecate Strait / Principe Channel / Shakes Islands / Banks Island

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Kitkatla, BC (Nearby: Oona River, Hunts Inlet, Porcher Island, Osland, Port Edward)

  • Hecate Strait
  • Kitkatla
  • Principe Channel
  • Shakes Islands
  • Banks Island

Kitkatla, British Columbia
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British Columbia Tourism Region : Northern BC

Description From Owner:
  • Hecate Strait - After the Royal Navy's survey ship Hecate, commanded by Captain G.H. Richards, which worked on this coast in 1860-2. At least nine other places or features in British Columbia help to immortalize Hecate.
  • Kitkatla - A Coast Tsimshian Indian name meaning 'people of the salt' that is, village by the sea.
  • Principe Channel - Named Canal del Principe in 1792 by Jacinto Caamaño, commanding the Spanish frigate Aranzazu.
  • Shakes Islands - After a renowned chief of the Kitkatla Indians who died in 1901, Shakes being an anglicized version of his hereditary Indian name.
  • Captain Walbran relates how he gave Queen Victoria a potlatch gift of $100, to which she responded with two valuable rugs and a steel engraving of herself.
  • Years before his death, he erected a monument to himself Its inscription read, 'In memory of William Ewart Gladstone Sheuksh, Great Chief of the Kitkatlahs.'
  • Banks Island - Named by Captain Duncan of the Princess Royal in 1788 after Sir Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

Principe Channel

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