Whitmore Islands

Feature Type:Islands - Land area surrounded by water or marsh. Plural of Island.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Just SW of Moore Islands in Hecate Strait, W of Aristazabal Island, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°38'38''N, 129°26'31''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103A/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 December 1927 on C326, 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 Henry Whitmore (15th Hussars) who served in British Columbia with the detachment of Royal Engineers, 1858-1863.

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