Aristazabal Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: SW. of Princess Royal Island, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°38'41''N, 129°06'14''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103A/11
Related Maps: 103A/10
103A/11
103A/14
103A/6
103A/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in 1921 by the Geographic Board of Canada, as identified in the BC Pilot, Vol II, 1913.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Named 30 August 1792 by Lieutenant Commander Jacinto Caamaño of the Spanish corvette "Aranzazu", in honour of Gabriel de Aristazábal, comandante de la armada; Captain Vancouver misspelled this "Aristizable" on his chart.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Gabriel de Aristazábal...one of the most noted Spanish naval commanders of the day...

Source: Wagner, Henry R; The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America; University of California Press, Berkley, 1937