June 24-25, 1886

June Thursday 24 1886

Started at 4 AM. Left the raft at
Dodgers Cove – too rough to get it to the Light House – Landed the mate & proceeded
on our way to Hesquiat head wind rough
sea – put into Ucluelet Inlet where we picked up Gillod Indian Agent [*1] &
reached Hesquiat at 5 O.C. sea very rough
Had a
talk with the Indians, anchored in
Boat Basin & after the usual [preliminary] conversation laid off one reserve – a
miserable place.

Friday 25
Up at 6. Laid off 3 – Reserves in
Hesquiat – Long talk with
the Indians & with the Revd
Father Brabant – Too rough
to go outside – returned
to the same Anchorage at
5 P.M.


[*1] Harry Guillod (1838-1906)
West Coast Indian Agent

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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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