Origin Notes and History:
Adopted 6 February 1948 on C.3805, as labelled on early edition of chart 308 (date not cited).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"Named in 1907 by Captain Learmouth, after Captain Samuel Crowell, master of the American brig "Hancock, which anchored in this vicinity in July and August 1791 to build a sloop on Maast Island. During her stay there she was visited by another American ship, "Columbia". Hoskins, the clerk on the "Columbia", wrote that on August 18, 1791, the "Hancock" had sailed about 12 miles south along... Masset Sound then went aground. By the time the crew managed to break her free, the tide had begun to ebb and it was decided not to try to proceed any further. This is probably the first documented trip of a vessel sailing south along Masset Sound." [see also Hancock Point]
Source: Dalzell, Kathleen E; Queen Charlotte Islands - Book 2: of places and names; Prince Rupert: Cove Press, 1973