Smuggler Cove, Pender Harbour, BC

toby snelgrove  IPA

Mayne Island, Canada

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Smuggler Cove, as the name implies, was an alleged safe harbour for Larry Kelly who provided illegal immigration services for ex- Canadian Pacific Railway workers in to USA (see below). It is now a provincial marine park on the Sunshine Coast of BC.
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http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks/explore/parkpg...

A possible apocryphal story is that Smuggler Cove owes its name to its reported use by Larry Kelly. Kelly, the “King of the Smugglers” who was also known as “Pirate” came up to Canada after fighting for the confederates in the American Civil War. When the Canadian Pacific Railway was completed, many unemployed Chinese workers tried to emigrate to the United States but were forbidden official entry. Kelly assisted the Chinese to cross the border for a fee of $100 each. His insurance against detection was to have the Chinese agree to be roped together and tied to a large hunk of pig iron. If there was a chance that would be apprehended by U.S. customs, he would throw the iron and Chinese overboard.1 Common misconception is that Larry Kelly was also nicknamed “Pig Iron,” but this was another smuggler by the name of Jim Kelly. [(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smuggler_Cove_Mari...)

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