Malcolm Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Off NE side of Vancouver Island opposite Port McNeill, Rupert Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°38'39''N, 126°59'53''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92L/10
Related Maps: 92L/10

Origin Notes and History:

Decision on 92L/11. Established name.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

Named after Admiral Sir Pulteney Malcolm (1758-1838). In 1816, as Commander-in-Chief of the St. Helena station, he had charge of Napoleon during his final captivity.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.