James Cooper constructed the Alice, a 44-tonne iron schooner, from pieces he had brought from England to Vancouver Island.1 Cooper, who commanded HBC ships in the Pacific from 1844 to 1849, used the Alice to trade between the Pacific Northwest, Hawaii, and San Francisco.2
HBC officials viewed Cooper's activities as a threat to their monopoly and worked to impede his activities; as a result, Cooper became an extremely vocal opponent of the HBC.3
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 132.
  • 2. Ibid.
  • 3. Ibid.
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