BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Calliope Range
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: W side of Broughton Island, NE of Port McNeill, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°49'00''N, 126°53'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92L/15
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 4 September 1958 on C.3570, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 581, 1867 et seq, and on BC map 2C, 1919, and as identified on 1930 BC Gazetteer.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Presumably named by Captain Pender, RN, referring to its profile when viewed from Queen Charlotte Strait: a calliope is a musical instrument resembling a pipe organ, consisting of a series of whistles sounded by steam or compressed air.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office