Observatory Inlet

OBSERVATORY INLET is a long, narrow arm of PORTLAND INLET reaching north from the mouth of the NASS R north of PRINCE RUPERT. It was explored in 1793 by Capt George VANCOUVER, who named it because of astronomical observations he made during his visit. TSIMSHIAN and NISGA'A First Nations have fished at the many SALMON spawning streams that flow into the inlet (see FISHING, ABORIGINAL). The town of ANYOX on Granby Bay near the head of the inlet was the site of a huge COPPER mining operation from...

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