BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Bedwell Sound
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Sound (2) - Arm of the sea or a lake; inlet
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: N of Meares Island and Tofino, Clayoquot Sound, Clayoquot Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°17'50''N, 125°48'40''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.: 92F/5
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 10 July 1923, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 584 published in 1863 from 1861 surveys by Captain Richards, as labelled on BC map 2A, 1913 et seq, and as identified in the 1909 BC Gazetteer.
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, 1861-62, 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