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Prince Rupert (130.33W 54.31N) is a small port on the west coast of Canada with an excellent harbor and rail connections to the interior. The U.S. provided considerable assistance for improving the port facilities, which included a doubling of the wharfage and construction of 400,000 square feet (37,200 m2) of warehousing. A staging area for 2500 troops was constructed at nearby Port Edward, while storage for ammunition was established at Watson Island. All of this was kept semisecret. Nearly a million measurement tons of supplies were quietly shipped through the port during the war.
The prewar population of 4,700 included some 2,300 Japanese who were interned. The remaining population increased to 11,000 by the end of the war.
Dzuiban (1959; accessed 2012-11-24)
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