Telegraph Passage
Telegraph Passage, which appears as Telegraph Pass on this 1865 map, is located near the Skeena River. 1 The pass was named in 1865 in honour of the Collins Overland Telegraph to Asia that was supposed to be built in the area; however, due to the effectiveness of the trans-Atlantic cable, the project was deserted.2
  • 1. G. P. V. Akrigg and H. B. Akrigg, British Columbia Place Names (Vancouver: UBC Press, 1997), 264.
  • 2. Ibid.
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    Skeena River