October 6-7, 1886

October Wednesday 6 1886

Heavy rain – steamed to Hayden
Bay – made reserve Sydney Bay.
Marked on chart. but found no signs
of Indian settlement. – there to
[left blank] & marked a reserve – there
to Carden Channel another reserve.
At Phillips Arm 2 Reserves met
Se we te, the most civilized & best
to do Indian we have met
Anchored in Frederick Arm
No reserve here, though marked
by Sproat. Heavy rain all day.

Thursday 7

Up anchor at 7- defined Reserve
at Vancouvers Camp Mt Arran
Rapids – there to Village Bay
small reserve – At Hyacinth
Bay no reserve, marked by Sproat
Anchored in Drew Harbour
at 2. P.M. ½ [Gale] [from] S.E.
Made reserve close to
logging Camp. Miller claim


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Peter O’Reilly’s 1886 diary has been transcribed by volunteers and staff at Point Ellice House Museum & Gardens and is for informational purposes only. Researchers interested in this diary are advised to consult the original document housed at the Royal British Columbia Museum & Archives, found in MS-2894, the O’Reilly family fonds.

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