Denman Island

DENMAN ISLAND, 51.5 sq km, is one of the 2 most northerly of the GULF ISLANDS in GEORGIA STRAIT between VANCOUVER ISLAND and the mainland. Rear Admiral Joseph Denman was commander of the Pacific Station at ESQUIMALT from 1864 to 1867. Long used by FIRST NATIONS for hunting and clam digging, the island welcomed its first settlers in 1874. Many of the early residents came from the Orkney Islands. From 1878 to 1892 the post office was named Quadra. Aside from a quarry and some small-scale LOGGING,...

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