Denny Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Just E of Bella Bella, the site of Old Bella Bella and Shearwater (localities), Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°07'30''N, 128°00'24''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103A/1
Related Maps: 103A/1

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 3 March 1925 on C.320, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 1923B, 1867 et seq, and on British Admiralty Chart 2449, 1872 et seq; re-approved 13 March 1947 on 93/SW.

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

"Also Denny Rock, Queen Charlotte Sound. Named c1866 by Captain Pender, after Lieutenant D'Arcy Anthony Denny, commander on this station 1866-68, HM gunboat Forward, being succeeded in June of the latter year by Lieutenant T.H. Larcom. (Victoria Colonist, 16 June 1868). Entered the service, 1850; lieutenant, 1858; commanding paddle gunboat Coromandel, China, 1864; commander, 1868; served on SE coast of South America in command of gun vessel Dart, 1872-76; appointed to the Coast Guard service on his return to England, 1876, where he remained until his death in 1883."

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)