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Booth Canal

Booth Canal is an inlet in Salt Spring, running west from  Ganges to its mouth North of the Sansum Narrows  on the West coast of  the Island. it is a beautiful inlet, or mini-estuary,  as it continuous on beyond the tidal range as the Okana Creek. It is named after  John Patton Booth, (1838 – 1902)  a restless settler whose farm straddled the Canal. He was active in the first incorporation quest of the islanders and ended his life as the Speaker of the BC Legislature.

The shores of Booth Canal  are now home to many people. Their arrival has,  and is,  effecting the health of the Canal – this is inevitable but the effects from it can be  substantially controlled. But the Canal is now on the way to “Ditch-itization”, its predicament being, by and large,  the result from the erection of a large groyne in its mouth and a  narrow-span bridge for the Booth Canal Road crossing.
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