Beware Passage

Feature Type:Passage - Variation of Pass: Narrow stretch of water connecting two larger water bodies.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Turnour and Harbledown Islands, E of Alert Bay, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°35'09''N, 126°32'27''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92L/10

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 4 September 1947 on C.3584, as labelled on British Admiralty Charts 581, 1867 et seq, and as labelled on BC map 2C, 1919, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.

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

Presumably named in 1860 by Captain Pender, RN, after HMS Beware.

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