BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Agamemnon Channel
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Channel (3) - Narrow stretch of water connecting two bodies of water
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Between Nelson Island and Sechelt Peninsula, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°43'21''N, 124°02'16''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.: 92F/9
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 92F/16
92F/9
92G/13
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Origin Notes and History:

Approved on 28 July 1945 on C.3579, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart A579, 1863 et seq. and on BC map 20, 1912.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named in 1860 by Captain Richards, HMS Plumper, after HMS Agamemnon, 64 guns, the first line-on-battle ship commanded by Admiral Nelson. Launched 1781, first commander Capt. Benjamin Caldwell; at Trafalger she was commanded by Capt. Sir Edward Berry; ran aground in Rio de la Plata, 1809; total loss.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office