Warren, James Douglas

WARREN, James Douglas, master mariner (b 1837, PEI; d 9 Sept 1917, Victoria). He arrived in VICTORIA in 1858 and in the 1860s began trading with aboriginal groups along the coast. In partnership with another Victoria fur dealer, Joseph Boscowitz, he entered the pelagic FUR SEAL hunt and also operated several coastal trading posts. He was a pioneer in the TOWBOATING industry and during the 1870s was captain of the historic steam vessel BEAVER. Warren was the first to employ steam vessels in the...

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