BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Forward Harbour
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
Harbour (1) - Sheltered water in a shoreline indentation, suitable for mooring or anchoring vessels
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E. of Wellbore Channel and Hardwicke Island, Range 1, Coast Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°28'58''N, 125°44'00''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.: 92K/5
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 3 December 1946 on C3587, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart #581, 1867 et seq, and on BC Lands' map 2C, 1919 et seq.
Source: BC place name cards & correspondence, and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.
Named by Capt. Richards, RN, after H.M. gunboat Forward, built in England in 1854, and arrived in Esquimalt 1860 in company with H.M.S. Grappler and H.M.S. Termagant.
Source: Walbran, John T; "British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: Their Origin and History"; published for the Geographic Board of Canada, Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)