BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Tasu Sound
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W side of Moresby Island, Queen Charlotte Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 52°47'15''N, 132°02'20''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.: 103C/16
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 103B/12
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Origin Notes and History:

Tasoo Harbour identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Spelling and form changed to Tasu Sound 14 June 1946 on 103SE. Tasu Sound confirmed 30 September 1946 on C354.
Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office staff.
Identified as Tasso Harbour in Sailing Directions, Queen Charlotte Islands - Western Coast of North America, 1853, p.11; remarks by George H. Inskip, Master, RN. (British Library 10496.i.29). "Tasu" (pronounced Tass-soo) is a Haida word meaning "lake of plenty".
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office