Carey Group

Feature Type:Islands - Land area surrounded by water or marsh. Plural of Island.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Crease and Harbledown Islands, E of Port McNeill, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°36'06''N, 126°36'51''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92L/10

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, as labelled on BC map 2C, 1919. Re-approved 3 June 1954 on C.3568.

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

Named after Charles James Carey, RN, first lieutenant aboard HMS Clio under Captain Turnour. Born 1838; entered the navy 1850; lieutenant 1858; served on this station 1865-68; commander 1868; retired as captain 1883; died 1891.

Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)

The group includes Ralph, Alder & Larsen Islands, plus the three islands north of Larsen Island.

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