Kamano Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Off E end of Harbledown Island in Beware Passage, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°34'23''N, 126°30'06''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92L/10
Related Maps: 92L/10
92L/9

Origin Notes and History:

Kamano Island adopted 4 September 1947 on C3584; not "Coffin Island" as labelled on BC map 2C, 1919.

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

The metes & bounds of this island are coincident with the legal description of Coffin Island Indian Reserve 3.

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

After George Kamano (c1822 - 1919). Of Hawaiian or Tahitian descent, Kamano was the first non-native settler on adjacent Harbledown Island. He was employed by the Hudson Bay Company at Fort Rupert from 1854-1869, remained at Fort Rupert for another year (1870) then disappeared, presumably to Harbledown Island. He died at Alert Bay in 1919.

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