Royal Charlie
In 1860, while a number of different First Nations groups were camped at Victoria for various reasons, including trade, and general curiosity, a group of Haida First Nations fired upon the schooner Royal Charlie.1 Admiral Baynes sent two boats and 100 marines from the Ganges to confiscate the weapons of those involved.2
  • 1. Barry M. Gough, Gunboat Frontier: British Maritime Authority and Northwest Coast Indians, 1846-1890, (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1984), 67-70.
  • 2. G. P. V. Akrigg and H. B. Akrigg, British Columbia Chronicle, 1847-1871 (Victoria: Discovery Press, 1977), 206.
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