BAMFIELD, pop 516, is a village on BARKLEY SOUND on the west coast of VANCOUVER ISLAND. It was originally a NUU-CHAH-NULTH (Nootka) settlement. Its name is a corruption of "Banfield," after William Eddy BANFIELD, a trader and Indian agent who came to live here in 1859. In 1902 it became the terminus for the trans-Pacific underwater telegraph cable, part of a circumglobal communications network known as the All-Red Route linking countries of the British Commonwealth. The cable station, designed...

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