John Carter's grave on Vancouver Island 1957
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|Partial / Incomplete Date||c.1957|
|Copyright 1||National Def photograph, Canada|
|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.