Eleanor Passage

Feature Type:Passage - Variation of Pass: Narrow stretch of water connecting two larger water bodies.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E entrance to Inverness Passage at mouth of Skeena River, S of Prince Rupert, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°08'53''N, 130°08'16''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103J/1

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 5 April 1927 on C.313 as submitted by H.D. Parizeau, Canadian Hydrographic Service. Confirmed 8 July 1954 on 103J/1. Origin/significance not recorded.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

"...from the old British Admiralty Chart 2453, Brown & Edye Passage; probbly named by Comdr. Hanmer...." (H.D. Parizeau, CHS, October 1926), however this name - and details of the Inverness Passage area - is not included on BA2453, published in 1872 from surveys by Pender et al 1867-69. Another edition of BA2453 was reportedly published in 1912, possibly including this name.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.