Alexander Caulfield Anderson
Canadian explorerDied when: 70 years 59 days (841 months)
Star Sign: Pisces
Alexander Caulfield Anderson (10 March 1814 – 8 May 1884) was a British Hudson's Bay Company (HBC) fur-trader, explorer of British Columbia and civil servant.
Anderson joined HBC in 1831 and emigrated to Canada from Europe.He was placed in leadership roles of various forts in British Columbia, including the founding of outposts.
In the late 1840s he explored various route possibilities for HBC to connect interior forts with the Pacific Ocean.He retired in 1854, but moved to Victoria, British Columbia, to work as a civil servant.
In 1876 he was appointed as dominion inspector of fisheries and proposed building British Columbia's first hatchery.In 1882, he was stranded on a sand bank for one night, causing his health to deteriorate.
He died two years later.Various geographical locations in British Columbia and Washington state are named for him.