BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Rivers Inlet
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
Inlet (3) - Elongated body of water extending from a sea or lake
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: N. of Smith Sound, Range 2, Coast Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 51°36'35''N, 127°32'00''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.: 92M/12
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 92M/12
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Origin Notes and History:

Decision in 18th Report, 1924.
Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa
Named by Captain Vancouver after George Pitt, 1st Baron Rivers (1722?-1802), a writer and politician, chiefly famous for the beauty of his wife, Penelope, whom he married in 1746. Horace Walpole described Lady Rivers as "all loveliness within and without" and Lord Rivers as "her brutal and half-mad husband."
Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.