Qlawdzeet Anchorage

Feature Type:Anchorage - An area of water in which vessels can anchor; usually sheltered water.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: N. end of Stephens Island, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°12'15''N, 130°46'09''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103J/2

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Confirmed 6 February 1948 on C.3714 and 8 July 1954 on 103 J/2.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

The Tsimshian name, so-named because of the abundance of clams in the area. The name means "the place of the hissing sound", referring to noise made by clams squirting sand and liquid through their shells (the sylllable "zeet" represents the hissing sound of the clams).

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