Deep in the catalog – July 27, 2004

3435 days ago

Along the coastal trail on Nootka Island

This part of the trail needed to be crossed at low tide
I only traveled a short distance to meet our friends who were coming from the other direction and had hiked the entire 35km (22 mile) trail

Canon PowerShot A80
1/500 f/7.1

Tensions between the Nuu-Chah-Nulth1 peoples and Britain escalated and, in 1803, Chief Maquinna (the son of the Maquinna who greeted Cook), attacked the trading vessel Boston. Only 2 of her 27 crew survived the attack, they were kept as Maquinna’s slaves. An account of their ordeal was published in White Slave of the Nootka, by John Rogers Jewitt (ISBN 0-919214-51-7).

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