Sam Kee Company

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Sam Kee Company

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The Sam Kee Company, established in 1888, was one of the largest Chinese merchant firms in Vancouver. The company manufactured charcoal, contracted Chinese labour to shingle mills, canneries, and sugar beet farms, and operated a herring saltery in Nanaimo. It imported and exported food products to and from China, and served as agents for the Blue Funnel Steamship Line. The company also possessed sizable real estate holdings. Chang Yat Leong later managed the Sam Kee Company as an export firm until 1976.


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