Jones, Jemmy

JONES, Jemmy, captain, coastal mariner (b 1830, Wales; d 1882). He went to California in 1849 and 5 years later moved north to Puget Sound, where he acquired a boat and began trading between the Sound and VANCOUVER ISLAND. He was a regular visitor to the South Coast for almost 30 years. Early in 1865 he was imprisoned in VICTORIA for debt. He escaped, and dressed as a woman he canoed across JUAN DE FUCA STRAIT in pursuit of his ship, which had been seized by creditors. He then proceeded to...

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