Kelsey Bay

KELSEY BAY lies at the mouth of the SALMON R on the east side of VANCOUVER ISLAND, 75 km north of CAMPBELL RIVER. Before WWI a government wharf was built and UNION STEAMSHIP CO vessels began making regular calls. Kelsey Bay is named for William Kelsey and his wife, early settlers who opened a store and post office in 1922. Across the river is the site of Hkusam, an ancient KWAKWAKA'WAKW (Kwakiutl) village. It was the southern terminus of the ferry to PRINCE RUPERT from 1966 until the terminal...

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