Memorial of John Carter, Vancouver Island 1957

Memorial of John Carter, Vancouver Island 1957

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Partial / Incomplete Date c.1957
Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 National Def photograph, Canada
Picture Reference Mit_​People_​28-4
Original Format Photo
Notes / History John Carter from Mitcham, was a crew member of Captain George Vancouver's ship Discovery in 1793. The ship was exploring and surveying the coast of British Columbia.

Carter and his shipmates landed in a cove and ate mussels off the rocks. They later became ill and Carter died. Later the bay was named after him.

In 1957, a plaque and cairn was erected by the Canadian navy. Photographs of the event were sent to the Mayor of Mitcham by Rear Admiral H F Pullen.

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