Graveyard Point

British Columbia, Canada

Official designation- Cape

Latitude: 54°23'58.63“
Longitude: -128°54'12.45”

Only a short distance west of the Mouth of the Shames River.

42 miles up the Skeena River from Port Essington

70 miles up the Skeena River from Prince Rupert.

There is a small community of fishing lodges located here now.

Dominion Telegraph Station located here

H. E. Carroll- Operator in 1910

Hurley Emmett Carroll
b- Jan., ca 1887, age 23 in 1910, Oregon, USA
d- 1965
buried in Bradshaw Cemetery, Leedale, Red Deer, AB
son of F. E. Carroll, and Margaret McCann
Immigrated in 1906, naturalized in 1910
1921 telegraph operator at Bow River area, AB
married to Helen Beattie Gow, Nov 7, 1910 at Vancouver BC
b- age 27, in 1910, in ON
d- daughter of John F. Gow and Jane C. Wood
they had 2 sons and 2 daughters in 1921

G. T. Wynes- Operator here in 1914

George Thomas Wynes
b- Nov 12, 1887, Grand Banks, Nfld
d- July 20, 1955 Vernon BC
buried in Vernon Cemetery. shown as Rev. G. T. Wynes
son of Henry Wynes, a carpenter, and Mary Grant
married Clara Eliza Jaycock, nee Crowe, Apr 26, 1920 in Vancouver, BC
b- age 40 when married, a widow, in London England
daughter of James Crowe, and Amelia Newton

Thomas B. Conner had a homestead in this area, ca 1909. I believe his wife's name was Lillian Conner.

more research required on this site.

I know there was a First Nation Settlement here, and probably a graveyard, the reason for it's name.

Sternwheelers stopped here as well. They were tied up overnight here via steel cables. No running of the Skeena river during the night.
Friday, Sept 13, 1907 the sternwheeler SS Northwest wrecked between here and Telegraph Point.


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