Queen Charlotte Islands: A Narrative Of Discovery And Adventure In The North Pacific by Francis Poole.
“This is a land of enchantment. As far as the eye can reach either way is a picture of loveliness, such varied and magnificent landscapes, such matchless timber, such a wealth of vegetation, such verdure and leafage up to the very crests of its highest hills.”
In 1862, the civil- and mining engineer, Mr. Francis Poole, arrived at Haida Gwaii – also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands. He spent two years here, and the archipelago off British Columbia’s west coast clearly held a special place in his heart. Later, the writer John W. Lyndon took it upon himself to write and publish Mr. Pooles diary, and the result was this vivid book, complete with several maps and fine illustrations.
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