Bones Bay

Feature Type:Locality - A named place or area, generally with a scattered population of 50 or less.
Status:
Relative Location: N side of West Cracroft, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°35'00''N, 126°21'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92L/9

Origin Notes and History:

Bones Bay (Steamer Landing) adopted 3 June 1954 on C.3568. Form of name changed to Bones Bay (Landing) 30 October 1963 on C.3595. Form of name changed to Bones Bay (Locality) 29 November 1984 on 92L/9. Name rescinded 24 March 1988 on 92L/9.

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

Identified in USS Timetables, October 1952 through October 1963: "Bones Bay (via Minstrel Island)..." "Bones Bay via Minstrel Island is a summer call by request, served by Frank Waterhouse & Co. when freight is offering." (November 1952 letter from USS, file 01296/T).

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

"...a former fishing settlement with a cannery which has become inoperative. From June to September approximately, there is a fish scow moored at the site, where gas can be obtained in limited quantities..." (BC Pilot, Vol 1, 1965, p.402); This is a settlement - a fish cannery (fall 1967 advice from Forest Ranger, Alert Bay, file A.1.40); No permanent settlement here now (November 1987 advice from Forest Service, Port McNeill, file A.1.40).

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