Bazalgette Range

Feature Type:Range (2) - Group or chain of mountains or hills.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: NW side of Loughborough Inlet, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°40'00''N, 125°35'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92K/12

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 April 1950 on 92/NW, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 580, published in 1864 from surveys of 1860 and 1864, and as labelled on BC map 2C, 1919 & 1948, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.

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

Named c1864 after Captain George Bazalgette, RMLI, commander of the British camp on San Juan Island 1860-67, during the joint occupancy of the island by British and American forces. Early in 1867 Bazalgette was relieved by Captain Delacombe, RMLI, who retained command for the remainer of the occupation [until 1872]. "In looking through the original correspondence, the diplomatic skill with which Bazalgette and Delacombe conducted their business is most striking..... it hardly needs to be said that a very slight error of judgement on their part might have caused serious friction between the two powers, if not war itself." (History of Esquimalt, by Capt. John S. Parry, RN, 1906).

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