Fort McLoughlin

FORT McLOUGHLIN, established in May 1833, was an HBC trading post in McLoughlin Bay on Campbell Island, about 520 km north of VANCOUVER along the INSIDE PASSAGE. Named for Dr John McLOUGHLIN, it was built in the territory of the Bella Bella, now the HEILTSUK, people; they acted as intermediaries in the FUR TRADE with groups up and down the coast and deep into the Interior. With the arrival of the steamship BEAVER on the coast, George SIMPSON, an HBC governor, decided that northern trade could...

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