Zayas Island
Zayas Island lies west of Dundas Island and northwest of Prince Rupert.1 Pike, in command of the HMS Devastation in 1862, and Richards both travelled around Zayas Island in search of the murderers of Brady and Henley.2 Pike, who policed the coast of British Columbia, and Richards, who surveyed the British-American boundary, successfully captured the two First Nations who were involved in the murder.3 The island was named by Lieutenant Jacinto CaamaƱo, a Spanish explorer in 1792 who surveyed BC's coast.4
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Pike, John W.

Richards, George Henry

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HMS Devastation, 1841-1866

The Colonial Despatches Team. Zayas Island. 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/zayas_island.html.

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