Satellite Channel
Satellite Channel, seen on this 1859 map, is located between Vancouver Island and Saltspring Island, and is named after HMS Satellite.1
Captain James Charles Prevost, commander of HMS Satellite, led the investigation of the Swiss Boy affair—an incident that involved the alleged plunder of the U.S. merchant brig the Swiss Boy.2
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 526-527.
  • 2. Barry M. Gough, Gunboat Frontier: British Maritime Authority and Northwest Coast Indians, 1846-1890, (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 1984), 111.
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    People in this document

    Prevost, James Charles

    Vessels in this document

    HMS Satellite, 1855-1879

    Swiss Boy

    Places in this document

    Saltspring Island

    Vancouver Island