Mayne Island

MAYNE ISLAND, 22.27 sq km, is one of the GULF ISLANDS between southern VANCOUVER ISLAND and the mainland. It is named for the British naval officer Lt Richard C. Mayne, who served on the coast from 1857 to 1861. There is evidence that aboriginal settlement by Coast Salish (see SALISHAN FIRST NATIONS) goes back at least 5,000 years. The earliest white visitors were gold miners who passed by on their way to the FRASER R during the 1858 GOLD RUSH. They were followed during the 1860s by farmers who...

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