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Early 20th Century Settlers and Ghost Towns of Northern BC

Northern BC Archives collections on early 20th century settlers and ghost towns in Northern BC.

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Northern BC Archives, UNBC Accession No. ______.

Port Essington Collection (ca.1870-1986)

Port Essington Collection - 2002.5

Consists of copies of lot plans, a blueprint of the townsite of Port Essington, and an article on Port Essington from the 15 November 1984 edition of the Prince Rupert Daily News.

Historical North Coast Photograph Album (ca. 1897)

2006.45.11 - Shops along Shore at Port Essington, BC

Historical North Coast Photograph Album - 2006.45

Contains photographs generally depicting landscapes, water scenes, and views of towns on British Columbia's north coast. Includes images featuring sternwheelers and other boats, canneries, fisheries, and individuals. Locations depicted include Port Essington and Port Simpson (Lax Kw’alaams) in BC, Fort Wrangell in Alaska, and other unknown towns. Includes one photograph of a man named Max Lohbrunner, and many other images depicting unidentified individuals.

Image: 2006.45.11 - Shops along Shore at Port Essington, BC