Tuck Inlet

Feature Type:Inlet (3) - Elongated body of water extending from a sea or lake.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Extending NW from Prince Rupert Harbour, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°24'57''N, 130°17'26''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103J/8

Origin Notes and History:

"Tuck Inlet (not Tuck's Inlet)" adopted in the 6th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1906. Confirmed 8 July 1954 on 103J/8.

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

Tuck's Inlet [sic] is labelled on GTP's "Map of Lima Harbour and Tsimpsean Peninsula" by Fred Ritchie, PLS, DLS, 1905; the inlet extends northwest from the north end of Lima [now Prince Rupert] Harbour, entered through the narrows at 54ยบ 24' .

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

Named after Samuel Parker Tuck, PLS, who surveyed the shores of the harbour and this inlet in 1892.

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

Tuck Inlet became important when the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway decided to place its western terminus, Prince Rupert, on its shore.

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