HAYSPORT is an abandoned townsite on the north side of the SKEENA R near its mouth. Established in 1910 as part of the building boom surrounding construction of the GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RWY to PRINCE RUPERT, it was named for Charles Hays, president of the railway. A fish cold-storage plant and a SALMON CANNERY were the mainstays of the economy, but by the 1930s both had closed and residents gradually moved away.

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