Bedwell Bay

Feature Type:Bay - Water area in an indentation of the shoreline of a sea, lake, or large river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E side of Indian Arm, just N of Burrard Inlet, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°19'24''N, 122°54'37''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 February 1948 on C.3434, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 1922, 1860 et seq, as labelled on BC map 2B, 1914, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer (file H.1.29).

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

Named by Captain Richards, RN, after Staff Commander Edward Parker Bedwell, second master aboard HM surveying vessel Plumper, 1857-60. Master 1860, and appointed to HMS Hecate, which vessel relieved the Plumper of her surveying duties in December 1860. Staff commander, retired, 1870.

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