Thurlow Islands

Feature Type:Islands - Land area surrounded by water or marsh. Plural of Island.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: N side of Johnstone Strait between Sonora and Hardwicke Islands, N of Campbell River (city), Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°25'05''N, 125°31'45''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92K/5
Related Maps: 92K/5
92K/6

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, as labelled on Admiralty Charts. Usually, the two islands are individually labelled East Thurlow Island and West Thurlow Island.

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

Named in 1792 by Captain Vancouver, after Lord Chancellor of England, the 1st Baron Thurlow (1732-1806).

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