The Queen Charlotte Islands lie off the coast of British Columbia, just south of the Alaskan boundary, between latitude 510 55' N and 54° 15' N. They are slightly farther from the mainland than any of the islands of the Alexander Archipelago, to the north of them, and are not in the track of regular coasting steamers. They were Visited by several of the early navigators of the northwest coast, but until 1787 no name was given them and no account of them had been pub lished. In this year Capt. George Dixon cruised about the islands from J uly 1 to August 3, trading with the natives and roughly chart ing the coast. He named the group after Queen Charlotte, the consort of George III of England, and in the report of his voyage which appeared later included a Very interesting account of his Visit, together with maps and illustrations. In the early part of the nineteenth cen tury various fur-trading vessels stopped frequently at the Queen Char lottes, and later the discovery of gold and coal in small quantities has caused sporadic invasions by prospectors. No important attempt has been made, however, to develop the resources of the islands.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Wilfred H. Osgood
Published Date - September 02 2019
ISBN - 9781528070454
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.9 cm
Page Count - 107
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