Port Hardy

PORT HARDY, district municipality, pop 4,574 (2001), is located at the north end of VANCOUVER ISLAND, 504 km from VICTORIA. It is named for a British naval hero, Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, the captain of the HMS Victory, who comforted Lord Nelson as he died during the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The first white settlers, Alec Lyons and his wife Sarah Hunt, arrived in 1904 and opened a store. There was a short-lived land boom in 1912, promoted by a fraudulent land company, but growth was slow...

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