Call Inlet

Feature Type:Inlet (3) - Elongated body of water extending from a sea or lake.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E of East Cracroft Islands, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°36'29''N, 126°04'38''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92L/9
Related Maps: 92K/12
92L/9

Origin Notes and History:

Call Creek adopted 5 April 1938 on Department of National Defense sheet 92L, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 581, 1867 et seq, and on BC map 2C, 1919 et seq (file J.1.37). Form of name changed to Call Inlet 6 January 1949 on 1948 edition of BC map 2C.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Call Canal [sic] examined and named July 1792 by Lieut. Commander Broughton, HMS Chatham, after Sir John Call (1732 - 1801), a military engineer who had distinguished himself with the East India Company. See additional biographical information in Walbran's British Columbia Coast Names. Captain Richards identified this as Call Creek in his 1865 surveys, "creek" being the accepted term for a coastal inlet.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office