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James Birnie of Cathlamet, Washington, USA.

James was a clerk and fur trader for the Hudson Bay Company throughout the Washington Territory. He later founded Birnie’s Retreat on the Columbia River (now Cathlamet).

A history the early pioneers (including James) was written by Nancy Marguerite Anderson.

The special centennial edition (1846-1946) of The Eagle . The  front page newspaper article reads: James Birnie, Father of Cathlamet, Landed Family, Servants, and Chattels From Fleet of Canoes, Here in 1816 .

We have several grave monuments on file

The James Birnie Story