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In 1791, an American Ship, The Columbia, hove into Masset Sound. Hoskins, the ship’s clerk, wrote “Captain Crowell has named this fine waterway, Hancock River. This was named after Crowell’s ship the Hancock and the Governor of Massachusetts, Mr. John Hancock. However, it is called by the natives “Masheet”. Read More »


The climate, moderated by a warm Pacific current from Japan, is generally mild with no extremes in temperature. Read More »

Getting to Masset

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Haida Gwaii Alerts

posted: Thu, September 07, 2017
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VIRL Masset Library Building Assessment Report

posted: Wed, October 21, 2015
VIRL Masset Facilities Report 2009 read more »