BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Kingcome Inlet
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Inlet (3) - Elongated body of water extending from a sea or lake
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Extending N and E behind Broughton Island, opposite Alert Bay, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°55'47''N, 126°27'25''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92L/16
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 92L/15
92L/16
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Origin Notes and History:

"Kingcome Inlet (not Kingcombe)" adopted in the 6th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1906, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 581, 1867 et seq.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"Decision in 18th Report." [31 March 1924]
Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa
Named in 1865 by Captain Pender, RN, after Rear Admiral Sir John Kingcome, who had been commander in chief on this station 1863-64, flagship Sutlej... Lieutenant 1815; commander 1828; captain 1838; rear admiral 1857; vice admiral 1864; KCB 1865; died 1871.....
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)
Kwak'wala name is/was Gwa'yi
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office