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Port Essington

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Port Edward, BC (Nearby: Port Essington, Osland, Oona River, Prince Rupert, Porcher Island)

  • Port Essington

570 Skeena Dr
Port Edward, British Columbia
V0V 1G0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Northern BC

Description From Owner:
  • The site of this settlement was known to the Indians as 'Spokshute,' meaning 'the autumn camp ground.'
  • Captain Vancouver applied the name Port Essington to the estuary of the Skeena, failing to realize that it was a river mouth.
  • In giving this name, he was honouring his friend Captain (later Vice-Admiral) Sir William Essington (1753-1816).
  • Later the name Port Essington was limited to a trading post established by Robert Cunningham in 1871 near the mouth of the Ecstall River.
  • 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:
  • Cunningham Lake, 3km
  • Spokshute Mountain, 6km
  • Cunningham Peak, 5km
  • Mount Morrison, 6km
  • Balmoral Peak, 4km
  • Skip Mountain, 8km
  • Harrison Lake, 8km
  • Mount Dodge, 11km
  • Emergency Lake, 10km
  • Icy Lake, 12km
  • Minerva Lake, 13km
  • Rainbow Lake, 9km
  • Ptarmigan Lake, 12km
  • Carlisle Lake, 10km
  • Mount Steckel, 13km
  • Useless Lake, 13km
  • Brown Lake, 16km
  • Balagno Lake, 11km
  • Lachmach Lake, 16km
  • Fortune Lake, 11km
  • Macmillan Lake, 10km
  • Mount Chapleau, 16km
  • Dudoward Lake, 15km
  • Mount Coutlée, 18km
  • Peck Lake, 11km
  • Splitmountain Lake, 20km
  • Prudhomme Lake, 14km
  • Diana Lake, 12km
  • Leverson Lake, 21km
  • Kergin Lake, 18km
  • Split Mountain, 21km
  • McKnight Lake, 18km
  • Taylor Lake, 16km
  • Colonel Johnston Lake, 15km
  • Marion Lake, 25km
  • Bremner Lake, 16km
  • Louise Lake, 24km
  • Mount Elwin, 27km
  • Bannock Lake, 22km
  • Thulme Peak, 28km
  • Madeline Lake, 27km
  • Elizabeth Peak, 20km
  • Bill Lake, 28km
  • Mount McDonald, 18km
  • Mahlon Lake, 23km
  • Porpoise Lake, 19km
  • Woodworth Lake, 25km
  • Alwyn Lake, 19km
  • Gilroy Lake, 27km
  • Hayward Lake, 22km