Lion Island

LION ISLAND lies in the south arm of the FRASER R in the channel south of LULU ISLAND and west of ANNACIS ISLAND. It was the site of an early SALMON CANNERY owned by Alexander EWEN, an industry pioneer (see also FISHING, COMMERCIAL). In 1902 a colony of JAPANESE fishers and their families settled on the island and on neighbouring Don Island under the leadership of Jinsaburo Oikawa, an entrepreneur. The colonists exported salted SALMON and salmon roe, produced soy sauce and sake, cleared farms...

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