Ensanada Islet

Feature Type:Islet - Small island.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Off NW side Nootka Island at entrance to Nuchatlitz Inlet, Nootka Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°47'16''N, 126°57'43''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92E/15

Origin Notes and History:

Cliff Islet adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 589, 1865 et seq. Name changed to Ensanada Islet 16 May 1946 on C.3662, as recommended by Hydrographic Service.

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

The name of Ensanada de Ferrer was given by Galiano and Valdes in 1792 to the opening now known as Nuchatlitz inlet, and shown on their large chart of 1795. Ferrer Point was named by Admiralty surveyors for the south point of entrance to the inlet, c1860.

Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)