Koeye River

KOEYE RIVER empties through a small bay into FITZ HUGH SOUND on the Central Coast just south of NAMU, opposite HUNTER ISLAND. The name is a HEILTSUK (Bella Bella) word meaning "bird sitting on the water." The spot was inhabited originally by the Koey, a division of the Heiltsuk, who gradually abandoned the area after contact. Homesteaders tried their luck without success. There was a limestone quarry on the banks of the river from 1935 to 1967. The 186.25 sq km watershed is slated for LOGGING,...

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