Canada's major port on the Pacific Coast began as a rough collection of wooden houses clustered around a saloon next to a sawmill. The mill, built by Captain Edward Stamp, began cutting lumber in 1867. That same year Gassy Jack Deighton opened his saloon with two chairs and a barrel of whisky and Gastown was on the map. For nine years it grew and prospered, until 1886 when the entire town burned down. Less than a year later it had been rebuilt, renamed Vancouver, and the first train of the Canadian Pacific Railroad had connected the city to eastern Canada.