BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Qlawdzeet Anchorage
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Anchorage - An area of water in which vessels can anchor; usually sheltered water
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: N. end of Stephens Island, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 54°12'15''N, 130°46'09''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.: 103J/2
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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