Bajo Reef

Feature Type:Reef - Rocks rising to or near the surface of a body of water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Pronounced: BY-o
Relative Location: S. of Bajo Point, Nootka Island, Nootka Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°34'00''N, 126°49'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92E/10

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 16 May 1946 on C.362, as labelled on British Admiralty chart A569, published 1866 from surveys of 1862.

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

On 29 March 1778 Captain Cook noted this dangerous reef. Both Bajo Reef and Bajo Point were so-named in 1791 by Captain Malaspina, "Bajo" being a Spanish word meaning below or underneath, referring to the hazardous reef. See also Bajo Point.

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