Zayas Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W of Dundas Island at E end of Dixon Entrance, NW of Prince Rupert, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°36'15''N, 131°04'36''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103J/11

Origin Notes and History:

Zayas Island adopted 7 March 1933 on 103/NE, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 1737, published in 1912 from 1908 surveys, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.

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

Isle de Zayas [sic] identified in Sailing Directions, Queen Charlotte Islands - Western Coast of North America, 1853, p.13; remarks by George H. Inskip, Master, RN. (British Library 10496.i.29)

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

Named in 1792 by Lieutenant Jacinto CaamaƱo, commanding the Spanish corvette Aranzazu, while searching for the Strait of de Fonti.

Source: Middleton, Lynn; Place Names of the Pacific Northwest Coast; Elldee Publishing Company, Victoria, 1969