Moresby Island

MORESBY ISLAND, 6.5 sq km, located between the SAANICH PENINSULA and the 2 PENDER ISLANDS, is one of the smallest GULF ISLANDS. It is named after Adm Fairfax Moresby, naval commander-in-chief on the BC coast from 1850 to 1853 (as is one of the main islands in the QUEEN CHARLOTTE ISLANDS). It has been settled since 1863 and has had some lively owners. One of these was Horatio Robertson, who retired from a successful merchant career in China and built an extravagant island home. He developed a...

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