Chrome Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Off S end Denman Island, N of Qualicum Bay, Nanaimo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°28'20''N, 124°41'05''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/7

Origin Notes and History:

Chrome Island adopted 10 July 1923 on 92F, as recommended by BC; not Yellow Island as labelled on BC map 2A, 1913, and on BC map 2D, 1923. Chrome Island confirmed 2 June 1949 on 92F/7.

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

"There are three others of the same name in BC. I suggest that 'Chrome' be passed in place of Yellow for this feature, presuming the 'Yellow' to be a descriptive name." (15 March 1923 letter from BC Chief Geographer to Geographic Board)

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