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Sechart and Cachalot Whaling

According to the recent book, Tofino and Clayoquot Sound: A History by Margaret Horsfield and Ian Kennedy, whaling stations at Sechart in Barkley Sound and Cachalot in Kyuquot Sound employed scores of workers, “many of them Chinese, Japanese and aboriginal, to flense and render the [whale] carcasses.” These are sites of close proximity of communities that require further investigation. The whale stations closed after World War I.

Contacting the authors would be the best way to proceed, and checking with local museums (Alberni) and historical societies would be another step.