Duncan Bay

Feature Type:Bay - Water area in an indentation of the shoreline of a sea, lake, or large river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between mouth of Campbell River and Menzies Bay, at N end Campbell River (city), Sayward Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°04'38"N, 125°17'43"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 92K/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 10 August 1944 on C3565, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 580, 1860 et seq, and on BC map 2C, 1919.

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

"Named by Captain G.H.Richards, RN, about 1860, after Captain Alexander Duncan, who entered the HBC maritime service in 1838, initially commanding the barque "Vancouver" and later the famous steamboat "Beaver"... " [see also Duncan Bay near Prince Rupert.]

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997