Beaver Harbour
This small harbour, just northeast of Port Hardy, was likely named after the historic HBC steamship Beaver.1
The area around this harbour was of interest for its coal deposits, to such an extent that Fort Rupert was constructed nearby to manage the extraction of the valuable ship-fuel mineral.2 See Hamilton, George Alexander to Hawes, Benjamin 14 September 1848, CO 305:1, no. 1809, 319 for further reading.
  • 1. John T. Walbran, British Columbia Coast Names (Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1971), 64.
  • 2. Ibid., 513.
Mentions of this place in the documents
Vessels in this document

Beaver, 1835-1888

Places in this document

Fort Rupert, or T'sakis

Port Hardy