Price Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Laredo Sound and Milbanke Sound, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°23'27''N, 128°41'19''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103A/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 4 January 1927 on Ottawa file OBF 1007 as labelled on British Admiralty Charts.

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

Named in 1866 by Captain Pender, RN, after Captain John Adolphus Pope Price, RN, HMS Scout, 21 guns, on this station 1865-68. Entered the navy 1829. Was present at the siege of Acre, in 1840, as mate (sub-lieutenant) of HMS Thunderer, 84 guns. Lieutenant 1842. Commander 1854. Captain 1860. In 1869 was commodore and senior officer at Hong Kong, flagship Princess Charlotte. Retired 1870. Died 1874.

Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)