McKenney Islands

Feature Type:Islands - Land area surrounded by water or marsh. Plural of Island.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W of Moore Islands in Hecate Strait, W of Aristazabal Island, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°39'03''N, 129°28'56''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103A/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 December 1927 on C324, as recommended by Hydrographic Service.

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

Named by H.D. Parizeau, Hydrographic Service, after Corporal John McKenney who served in British Columbia with the detachment of Royal Engineers, 1858-63. [may have been misspelled "McKenny" Islands on early charts.]

Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.