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Lee Sam

As part of the Chinese Historical Wrongs Legacy Initiative, we’ve digitized a small selection of inquests and inquiries from 1872 to 1934, found in series GR-0431. These were chosen to reflect the experiences of early Chinese immigrants to B.C. – their living and working conditions, and their unfortunate accidental or unusual deaths.   They range from a woman working in a brothel in Barkerville who died of natural causes to three sawmill workers who died from malnutrition. Learn more.

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BC Archives GR-0431

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To Garraway The room I presume was for the crew - not for passengers. William Ingram

George Rudlin sworn -

I was the Master of the steamer Enterprise when the accident occurred to her on Tuesday last. She was about 200 yards to the southward of Cadborough or Ten-Mile Point. I was at the wheel in the pilot house. I saw the steamer Rithet coming towards me from a southerly direction. When I first saw her I was about 250 or 300 yards to the rocks at the Point and heard her blow one whistle and Mr. Leech the mate of the Enterprise who was then at the wheel answered with one whistle. We were then heading about S.E. and I went into the pilot house to assist him to get the wheel hard-a-port. There was at the time a strong flood tide at the Point running northerly, and it took the Enterprise on her starboard bow, carrying her out a short distance from the land and requiring more power at the wheel. The vessel had swung until she was heading S. by W. when the collision took place. The helm of the Enterprise was hard a port at the collision as long as it was safe to remain in the pilot house. We did not

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BC Archives, GR-0431 Box 4 File 1 / BRITISH COLUMBIA, ATTORNEY GENERAL. / Inquisitions/inquests conducted by coroners in British Columbia.

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