UCHUCK ("healing waters") is the name of a series of supply boats that has operated on the west coast of VANCOUVER ISLAND since about 1930. The original Uchuck was built in 1928 and used as a cannery tender, then as a freight vessel in BARKLEY SOUND. Capt Richard Porritt built the Uchuck No 1 in 1941, using it to provide regular passenger and freight service between PORT ALBERNI and Barkley Sound. Esson YOUNG and George McCandless took over the service in 1946, when they purchased the vessel...

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