Harpooner was a barque or brigantine chartered by the Hudson’s Bay Company in 1848 to bring settlers and supplies to the Pacific Northwest.1
It arrived in Victoria in 1849 carrying labourers, miners, carpenters, bakers, and men recruited by Captain Grant.2 John Muir and his family were on board Harpooner as was James Yates.3
The miners eventually went to Fort Rupert and the ship carried on to Fort Vancouver and Hawaii.4
Mentions of this vessel in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Harpooner. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/harpooner.html.

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