STEVESTON village is a historic SALMON CANNING centre in the southwest corner of RICHMOND, at the mouth of the south arm of the FRASER R. The flat, fertile island began attracting settlers in the 1860s. The village is named for Manoah STEVES, who arrived with his family in 1878 and began a DAIRY FARM. His son Herbert actually developed the townsite, which became Steveston in 1889. Salmon canning began on the river in 1871; by the 1890s there were 45 canneries, about half at Steveston. Each...

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