Coode Peninsula

Feature Type:Peninsula - Elongated projection of land into a body of water.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E side of Malaspina Peninsula at NE end of Strait of Georgia, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°01'03''N, 124°43'51''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92K/2

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 31 December 1945 on C.3591, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 580, 1865 et seq.

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

Named c1865 by Captain Pender, after Captain Trevenen Penrose Coode, RN, HMS Sutlej, flagship of Read Admiral Hon. Joseph Denman, commander in chief Pacific station 1864-1866. Entered the navy 1835; lieutenant 1845; commander 1856; captain 1862; rear admiral, retired, 1878. Served in the "Royal George" during the Russian war, 1854-56.

Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)

Son of Sir John Coode, and nephew of Vice-Admiral Charles Vinicombe Penrose; served as First Lieutenant aboard Plumper, which vessel was later under Captain Pender.

Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions