D'Arcy Island

D'ARCY ISLAND  () , 82 ha, is one of many small GULF ISLANDS just north of the San Juan archipelago off the SAANICH PENINSULA. In 1891 it became the site of a lazaretto, or leprosarium. The original inhabitants were CHINESE immigrants who had contracted leprosy in China. The island was basically a quarantine station, where lepers were supplied with provisions and left to fend for themselves. There was no medical treatment until 1906, when...

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