Felice Channel

Feature Type:Channel (3) - Narrow stretch of water connecting two bodies of water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W of S end of Loudoun Channel, Barkley Sound, Barclay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°53'51''N, 125°29'13''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92C/14
Related Maps: 92C/13
92C/14

Origin Notes and History:

Ugly Channel adopted 3 April 1934 on C327. Name changed to Felice Channel 6 November 1934 on C.327.

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

"The name Ugly Channel is objectionable and gives a false idea as to the safety of this important channel. Re-named after the Royal Navy ship Felice, Captain Meares - in Barkley Sound on a trading expedition in 1788." (November 1934 note by H.D. Paruzeau, Hydrographic Service)

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.