770 Pacific Avenue
British Columbia Tourism Region : Northern BC
- After Rear-Admiral Algernon F.R. de Horsey, RN, commanding the Pacific Station 1876-9.
- Ecstall River - flows NW into Skeena R. at Port Essington. From the Tsimshian Indian word meaning 'a tributary,' or 'something from the side.'
- Inverness Channel - After the Inverness Cannery, which once stood on its shore.
- This cannery, established in 1876 but acquiring the Inverness name only in 1880, was the first on the northern coast of British Columbia.
- Earlier the site was known as Woodcock's Landing, William I-I. Woodcock having established, before 1870, an inn here for miners en route to and from the Omineca gold area.
- Khyex River - From a Tsimshian Indian word related to 'hiding.'
- Kloiya Bay - From the Tsimshian Indian word meaning 'place where people [when they were on the move] went to hide their valuables.' A letter received by Captain Walbran in 1909 from Mrs. Odile Morison explains:
- : 'Kloiya being in an out-of-the-way place from the regular route to the Skeena river where the Tsimpseans usually went to procure and dry their salmon ... the people used to take all their belongings
- to Kloiya and hide or cache their treasures' before proceeding to the fishing grounds.
- Lelu Island - According to Captain Walbran, this island has the Chinook jargon name meaning 'wolf because it was 'infested' with wolves for many years.
- With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
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