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1846::A Night in Vancouver Island Woods

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A story from the earliest days of Fort Victoria on Vancouver Island.


"One of the officers of the surveying ship, having got lost in the woods three days ago... we had to send Thomas with 6 Indians in search of him who found him bewildered in the woods." - Fort Victoria Journal Entry (July 2, 1846)

1846::A Night in Vancouver Island Woods

"1846::A Night in Vancouver Island Woods" Clip: The East Kent Gazette (1861)

Sittingbourne, Kent, England


The Hudson's Bay Company established Fort Victoria on the southern tip of Vancouver Island in 1843, making this officer's 1846 tale one of the first Vancouver Island adventure stories ever to be told and published.


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