Hells Gate

HELLS GATE is a narrow (34 m) gorge in the Fraser Canyon, about 30 km north of YALE, bursting with turbulent rapids. Simon FRASER had to portage around what he called the "gates of hell" during his descent of the river in 1808. In 1882 the Skuzzy, owned by the CPR, became the only steamboat to pass upriver through the rapids. Railway construction in 1913–14 caused rock slides that blocked the river and depleted the runs of SALMON and the situation was not improved until 1946 (see HELLS GATE...

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