Blackfish Sound

Feature Type:Sound (2) - Arm of the sea or a lake; inlet.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Swanson and Hanson Islands, NE of Telegraph Cove, Rupert Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°35'27''N, 126°42'53''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92L/10

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 June 1952 on C.3569, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 581, published 1867 from surveys of 1860, and on BC map 2C, 1919 et seq, 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

Mis-labelled "Blackfield Sound" on some early maps (Reference Map 3B ?)

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