Farewell Harbour

Feature Type:Harbour (1) - Sheltered water in a shoreline indentation, suitable for mooring or anchoring vessels.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Swanson, Crease and Harbledown Islands, NW side of Johnstone Strait, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°36'04''N, 126°40'18''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92L/10

Origin Notes and History:

Adp[ted 3 June 1954 on C3568, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart #581 (date not cited) and on BC Lands' map 2C, 1919, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.

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

"Named in 1870 by Staff Commander Pender and officers of HM hired surveying vessel Beaver, because it was the last place surveyed, and in the Beaver they had "fared well", and now it was good-bye, farewell." (communicated to the writer by Capt. Browning.)

Source: Walbran, John T; "British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: Their Origin and History"; published for the Geographic Board of Canada, Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)