Thurlow Islands

THURLOW ISLANDS  () , East (111 sq km) and West (85 sq km), lie along the north side of JOHNSTONE STRAIT between BUTE and KNIGHT inlets, east of SAYWARD on the north end of VANCOUVER ISLAND. They were named by Capt George VANCOUVER after Baron Thurlow, an 18th-century lord chancellor of England. The islands are in KWAKWAKA'WAKW (Kwakiutl) territory. LOGGING began in the 1880s using oxen teams, and mining for GOLD, COPPER and iron took place...

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