Banks Reef

Feature Type:Reef - Rocks rising to or near the surface of a body of water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Off S end of Brooks Peninsula, NW side Vancouver Island, Rupert Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°05'00''N, 127°51'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92L/4

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 5 October 1946 on C.3680, as labelled on British Admiralty Charts 583 and 1917, both published in 1865, and as labelled on BC map 2C, 1919 et seq.

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

Named in 1860 by Captain Richards of HMS Plumper, in association with nearby Cape Cook, after Sir Joseph Banks, Bart., (1743-1820), who had accompanied Captain James Cook on the latter's exploratory journey to the South Seas aboard the Endeavor, 1768-1771. See also Banks Island.

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