BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Mansons Landing
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Community
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: SW side of Cortes Island, N end of Strait of Georgia, Sayward Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°03'50''N, 124°58'55''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92K/2
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Origin Notes and History:

Mansons Landing (Post Office, Steamer Landing, Settlement) adopted 6 April 1950 on 92 NW. Identified as Mansons Landing (Post Office) in the 1966 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Mansons Landing (community) 31 May 1982 on 92 K/2.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Cortez Island Post Office was opened 1 April 1893, Michael Manson, postmaster; closed 1 December 1898; re-opened 1 May 1904. Name changed to Mansons Landing Post Office 9 July 1941.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"After Michael Manson, a Shetland Islander who, with his brother John, maintained a trading post here from 1887 to 1895. Later he represented the Comox riding in Victoria."
Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997