Gambier Island

GAMBIER ISLAND  () , 99.5 sq km, the largest island in HOWE SOUND, is named after British Admiral Lord Gambier. It is high and rugged, and dominated by a trio of mountains. Until recently, West, Centre and Long bays on the south shore were popular booming grounds (see LOG BOOMING) for the coastal LOGGING industry. In 1922 the ANGLICAN CHURCH established Camp Artaban in Long Bay. The island is linked to the mainland at Langdale by ferry...

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