Briggs Inlet

Feature Type:Inlet (3) - Elongated body of water extending from a sea or lake.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Florence and Coldwell Peninsula, N of Bella Bella, Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°24'33''N, 127°59'31''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93D/5
Related Maps: 103A/8
93D/5

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 5 May 1925 on C.370, as recommended by Hydrographic Service; not "Sisters Inlet" as labelled on early British Admiralty Chart 1923B (date not cited); presumably a more unique name was sought.

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

Named by H.D. Parizeau, Hydrographic Service, after Thomas S. Briggs of New Westminster, a former agent with Canadian Pacific Navigation Company.

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