Braza Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Off SE end GiIlford Island, Knight Inlet, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°40'26''N, 126°15'09''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92L/9

Origin Notes and History:

Braza Island adopted 6 January 1949 on Ottawa file OBF 2552; not Martin Creek as had been labelled on BC map 2C, 1919 & 1948; change recommended by Hydrographic Service, to avoid duplication.

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

Braza recalls the early Spanish name for Knight Inlet - Braza de Vernaci.

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