The Monument Plaque to Captain William Byers

by John M. MacFarlane 2017

Monument Plaque

The plaque commemorating Captain William D. Byers. (Photo from the John MacFarlane collection.)

On the seawall of the Inner Harbour at Victoria BC there is a plaque commemorating William Byers.

Captain Byers was one of the successful sealing captains operating from the west coast of Vancouver Island up to the Bering Sea.

Until fur seal hunting was banned in 1911 the seal hunt was an important part of the marine economy of Vancouver Island.

To quote from this article please cite:

MacFarlane, John M. (2017) The Monument Plaque to William Byers. 2017.

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