KIMSQUIT, 55 km north of BELLA COOLA on the east side of DEAN CHANNEL at the mouth of the DEAN R, was the site of Nut'l, the largest of several ancient NUXALK (Bella Coola) villages in the area. LOGGING was important and BC PACKERS operated a fish cannery here in the 1910s and 1920s. Across the channel, where many JAPANESE fishers settled and also operated a SAWMILL, the CANADIAN FISHING CO built another cannery. Kimsquit was briefly considered as a possible terminus for various...

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