BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Cumshewa
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Feature Types.
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Locality - A named place or area, with or without a scattered population
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: N shore of Cumshewa Inlet, NE side of Moresby Island, Queen Charlotte Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 53°02'00''N, 131°41'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 103G/4
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Origin Notes and History:

Cumshewa (village) adopted 6 April 1926 on C.326. Form of name changed to Cumshewa (locality) 2 December 1954 on map 2F. (file Q.1.54)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
A large Indian Village here originally. The locality is now known as Cumshewa Inlet according to July 1953 report from RCMP (file Q.1.54); abandoned according to 1961 information from Mr. Sutherland-Brown, BC Mines Department; "Cumshewa Inlet (Sandspit for furtherance)" identified in N.N.Co. steamship timetables from 1964 through 1968; not identified in subsequent timetables.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office