Darwin Sound

Feature Type:Sound (1) - Large body of water from which two or more inlets, arms or channels branch off.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Moresby and Lyell Islands, Queen Charlotte Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°40'15''N, 131°42'05''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103B/12
Related Maps: 103B/12
103B/13

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 March 1933 on 103/SE, as labelled on British Admiralty chart 1923B, 1880 et seq.

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

Named in 1878 by George M. Dawson, Geological & Natural History Survey of Canada, after Charles Robert Darwin, the eminent naturalist of the 19th Century.

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