Maude Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Skidegate Inlet, Graham Island, Queen Charlotte Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°12'16''N, 132°04'37''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103F/1

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 March 1933 on 103/SE, as labelled on BC map 3L, 1919.

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

"On Dr. Ells' map 1905." [no further citation provided; this would refer to Dr. R.W. Ells, geologist, who survey part of Graham Island in 1905]

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

"...named by Captain Pender during the 1866 survey. That same year an island in Nanoose Bay off the east coast of Vancouver Island also received the name of Maude, resulting in some confusion over the years. In 1945 the Hydrographic Service suggested the Maude Island of Skidegate inlet be renamed "Recover Island" after the HBC brig of that name. Surprisingly the request was denied. Maude Island of Skidegate Inlet remained unchanged. The old Haida name for the island was Ha'ina.....

Source: Dalzell, Kathleen E; Queen Charlotte Islands - Book 2: of places and names; Prince Rupert: Cove Press, 1973