BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Dove Island
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Feature Types.
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Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: N side of Drury Inlet in entrance of Actress Passage, N of Queen Charlotte Strait opposite Port Hardy (municipality), Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°55'59''N, 127°08'36''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/14
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 2 August 1956 on C.3597, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 581, 1867 et seq, and on BC map 3C, 1919. Origin/significance not recorded.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Likely named by Hydrographer's Office, referring to HM gunboat Dove, 232 tons, launched in November 1855; under command of Lieut. Cdr James Bullock and deployed as a tender to HM surveying vessel Actaeon in East Indies and China waters in subsequent years.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office