Glendale Cove

Feature Type:Cove (2) - Water area in a small indentation of the shoreline of a sea, lake or river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S side of Knight Inlet, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°40'38''N, 125°43'55''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92K/12

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 November 1952 on 92K, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 591, 1865 et seq, and on BC map 2C, 1919 et seq, 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 in 1865 by Mr. William Blackeney, assistant surveying officer under Captain Pender, RN, in association with Macdonald Point; Glendale is the name of the ancestral home of Senator William John Macdonald of Armadale, Victoria. At the same time, Blackeney named Duncan Point the east entrance point to the cove, after Duncan Macdonald, a younger brother of Senator Macdonald, Murray Point after Captain James Murray Reid, late of the Hudson's Bay Company service, Senator Macdonald's father-in-law, and Mt. Catherine on the north side of Knight Inlet opposite Glendale Cove, after Catherine Balfour Macdonald, the senator's wife." [note that Blackeney was Senator Macdonald's brother-in-law, having married Captain Reid's youngest daughter, Elizabeth "Lillie" Reid - see Mount Lillie.]

Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)

Francis Millerd purchased Lot 583 at the entrance to Glendale Cove 6 July 1910; Crown Grant 1377/277, 12 April 1911. Presumably this is Francis Millerd (1884-1976) who came to Vancouver in 1908 from Ireland, and established and operated canneries up and down the coast. "...ruins of a former cannery can be found on the east side of the cove..." (Pilot, vol I, 1965).

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