Cadboro (schooner)

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The Cadboro was a schooner in the employ of the Hudson's Bay Company in its operations on the Pacific Northwest Coast in the early 19th century. The 71 ton vessel carried 4 guns and had a crew of 12 men.[1] In 1842, the Cadboro was the vessel which carried James Douglas (later Sir James Douglas, Governor of the Colonies of Vancouver Island and British Columbia) and six other company staff from Fort Nisqually on Puget Sound, where they had travelled from Fort Vancouver overland, to reconnoitre the location of what would become Fort Camosun, shortly afterwards renamed Fort Victoria.[2] The Cadboro was the first vessel to anchor in Cadboro Bay, British Columbia and was the namesake of that bay and the community named for it, and adjoining Cadboro Point[3].

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  1. Mackie, Richard Somerset (1997). Trading Beyond the Mountains: The British Fur Trade on the Pacific 1793-1843. Vancouver: University of British Columbia (UBC) Press. pp. p. 170. ISBN 0-7748-0613-3.  online at Google Books
  2. British Columbia:From the earliest times to the present, Vol. I, E.O.S. Scholefield & F.W. Howay, p. 458
  3. BCGNIS listing "Cadboro Bay"