Friday, April 27, 2018

Shushartie Bay

For many years Shushartie Bay was an important hub of economic activity on the North Island. Prior to the establishment of a trading port at Fort Rupert by the Hudsons Bay Company trading vessels would often anchor at Shushartie to trade. In the early 1900s the Skinner family opened a store in the Bay and during World War I a salmon cannery operated there. The store operated and the area was a steamship stop servicing some of the more northern island inhabitants until the 1940s. 
Shushartie Bay 1944 (BC Archives I-20517) 

Illustration of "Skinner's Store" by Lindley Crease 1937 (BC Archives PDP07459)

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