"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.