BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Actaeon Sound
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
Sound (2) - Arm of the sea or a lake; inlet
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: N side of Drury Inlet, N of Port McNeill, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°57'12''N, 127°04'28''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92L/14
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 April 1950 on 92/NW, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 581, 1867.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Name adopted in 1865 by Captain Pender as suggested by W. Blakeney, RN, paymaster aboard the Beaver, after his former vessel, HM Actaeon; Blakeney had served aboard the 26-gun frigate Actaeon during the latter's commission in China..... (See Walbran for more details)
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)