BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Tasu
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Feature Types.
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Abandoned Locality - A previously populated place with no current population; often a modern landmark in a remote location.
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: S. side Tasu Sound, Queen Charlotte Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 52°46'00''N, 132°02'00''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.: 103C/16
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Origin Notes and History:

Tasu (Post Office) adopted 5 March 1973 on 103C/16, in association with Tasu Sound. Form of name changed to Tasu (Community) 30 November 1982 on 103C/16. Form of name changed to Tasu (Abandoned Locality) 16 September 1996.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Tasu Post Office was opened 9 March 1966 "exactly in the middle of Gowing Island" (advice from postmaster, received April 1966). Date of PO closure not recorded here. Following closure of the nearby mine, this community was virtually abandoned by the 1990's, however a special land use permit is expected to be issued in 1995 that would allow a water bottling facility here with attendant shipping facilities. It is anticipated that activity would be year-round and employees would live here. 1996 information obtained from (Crown) Land Administration confirms that all remaining infrastructure has been removed from the site - only the concrete pilings from the wharf remain. See Tasu Sound for origin information. Description and photograph in BC Mines Report 1967, p.54-56.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office