Governor Sir Antony Musgrave failed to bring his previous posting, Newfoundland, into Canadian Confederation, but brought British Columbia into the fold.
In August 1869 Governor Musgrave visited Jeremiah Rogers logging operation and watched as teams of oxen dragged logs and spars to the water.
He inspected Captain Stamps new Hastings Mill which had opened in June 1867.
He crossed Burrard's Inlet to look at Sewell Prescott Moody's Steam sawmill.
He was surprised at the huge trees and natural harbour and agreed to a survey of the townsite. The town was called Granville in honour of the British Colonial Secretary, Lord Granville but the area was known as Gastown after Gassy Jack Deighton.
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