BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Darwin Sound
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Sound (1) - Large body of water from which two or more inlets, arms, or channels branch off
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Between Moresby and Lyell Islands, Queen Charlotte Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 52°40'15''N, 131°42'05''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.: 103B/12
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 103B/12
103B/13
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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