BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Douglas 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: Extends NE from Wright Sound to Kitimat, on W side of Hawkesbury Island, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 53°40'00''N, 129°08'00''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.: 103H/11
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 103H/10
103H/11
103H/14
103H/15
103H/6
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 2nd Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 1900.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named after Sir James Douglas (1803 - 1877), Governor of Vancouver Island from 1851 to 1858 and Governor of B.C. from 1858 to 1864.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office