BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Davies Bay
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Feature Types.
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Bay - Water area in an indentation of the shoreline of a sea, lake, or large river
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Head of Work Channel, just E of Prince Rupert, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 54°19'04''N, 129°58'50''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.: 103I/5
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 3 March 1949 on C.3844. Confirmed 4October 1951 on 103I.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"Named after the Honourable Sir Louis Henry Davies, PC, KCMG, Minister of Marine and Fisheries, Canada 1896 to 1901, when he was appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of Canada. Residing at Ottawa, 1909. Named by Captain Walbran, CGS "Quadra", and adopted by the Geographic Board of Canada in 1898." [note: no record of correspondence or Board decision about this name prior to 1949]
Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)