Eliot Passage

Feature Type:Passage - Variation of Pass: Narrow stretch of water connecting two larger water bodies.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Village Island and Pearl Island, at SW end of Knight Inlet, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°37'25''N, 126°35'09''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92L/10

Origin Notes and History:

Eliot Passage (not Elliot) adopted in the 6th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1906.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

Named in 1866 by Captain Pender, RN, after John Eliot, RN, 2nd lieutenant aboard HMS Cleo under Captain Nicholas Turnour.

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)

...[Eliot] was on the Pacific station 1859-62 and 1864-68.

Source: 15th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1917 (supplement to the Annual Report of the Dept of the Interior, 1917, Ottawa)