LOCKEPORT, on the east coast of MORESBY ISLAND in the QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS 60 km south of SKIDEGATE, began as a settlement of prospectors in 1907. Steamships called and a store opened, run by Harry Morgan, who was also involved with the area's main COPPER mines, Apex and Copper Belle. By 1918 the mines were closing and a cannery was established that operated intermittently until 1928. Lockeport was named after the Nova Scotia hometown of Capt Louis Locke, who ended his days as skipper of...

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