John Thomas Walbran

John Thomas Walbran, ship's officer, historian, writer (b at Ripon, Eng 23 Mar 1848; d at Victoria 31 Mar 1913). He sailed the world until 1888, when he joined the coastal service of the Canadian Pacific Navigation Co.

Walbran, John Thomas

John Thomas Walbran, ship's officer, historian, writer (b at Ripon, Eng 23 Mar 1848; d at Victoria 31 Mar 1913). He sailed the world until 1888, when he joined the coastal service of the Canadian Pacific Navigation Co. Three years later he became captain of the Canadian government steamship Quadra and travelled the BC coast, 1891-1903, engaged in fisheries protection and lighthouse supply. Walbran's British Columbia Coast Names (1909, repr 1971), as well as a directory of PLACE NAMES, is a rich store of information on ships, fur traders, explorers and missionaries.