Douglas Channel

DOUGLAS CHANNEL is a long (72 km), narrow passage on the North Coast reaching from the TSIMSHIAN community of HARTLEY BAY at its mouth, deep into the COAST MTS, to KITIMAT at its head. The interior of the channel was home to the HAISLA (Kitimat) people, now congregated at the village of Kitamaat. Named for the colonial governor James DOUGLAS, the channel is used by deep-water vessels approaching the ALCAN SMELTER and other industrial sites at Kitimat. LOGGING has taken place here and the area...

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