qDuring the century 1850-1950 Vancouver Island attracted Imperial officers and other Imperials from India, the British Isles, and elsewhere in the Empire. Victoria was the main British port on the north-west Pacific Coast for forty years before the city of Vancouver was founded in 1886 to be the coastal terminus of the Canadian Pacific Railway. These two coastal cities were historically and geographically different. The Island joined Canada in 1871 and thirty-five years later the Royal Navy withdrew from Esquimalt, but Island communities did not lose their Imperial character until the 1950s.q--P.  of cover.Ladysmith. Then they moved to Cowichan; but he decided he was not a farmer and soon settled at Lake Hill, Victoria, where he was hired by a fish packer. ... There he bought a boat, which he called Fairwind after the ship that had picked him out of the water when his ship sank in the battle of Jutland (1916). ... One day in 1937, a young man, Andy Southall, came with his father to repair the furnace.
|Title||:||Imperial Vancouver Island|
|Author||:||J. F. Bosher|
|Publisher||:||Xlibris Corporation - 2010-04|