“In the winter of 1833, a Japanese junk was wrecked on the north-west coast, in the neighborhood of Queen Charlotte’s Island, and all but two of the crew, then much reduced by starvation and disease, during a long drift across the Pacific, were killed by the natives? The two fell into the hands of the Hudson’s Bay Company and were sent to England. I saw them on my arrival at Vancouver in 1834.” (Irving 1837:246).
First recorded instance of Japanese shipwrecks off the west coast of Haida Gwaii
by populousmap | Mar 18, 2018 | Business, Indigenous, People of Colour, Transportation, Water