BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Cox Bay
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Feature Types.
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Bay - Water area in an indentation of the shoreline of a sea, lake, or large river
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: W side of Esowista Peninsula facing Templar Channel, S of Tofino, Clayoquot Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°06'13''N, 125°52'58''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.: 92F/4
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Origin Notes and History:

Cox Bay adopted 6 November 1934 on C.327, as recommended by Hydrographic Service, not "False Bay" as labelled on early British Admiralty Charts.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Re-named by H.D. Parizeau, Hydrographic Service: "In 1788 Captain Meares named an anchorage inside Lennard Island, Port Cox; this portion of the channel is now known as Templar Channel. In consideration of the original name Port Cox, it is suggested to name this Cox Bay instead of False Bay..." See also Cox Point.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
After John Henry Cox, a merchant residing in China, interested in the voyages of the early fur traders to this coast, 1785-1790, and who assisted in fitting out the expeditions of Captain Hanna and Captain Meares.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office