Sea Bird Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: In the Fraser River below Harrison Hot Springs (municipality), Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°16'38''N, 121°43'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92H/5
Related Maps: 92H/4

Origin Notes and History:

Seabird Island adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer; confirmed 6 October 1936 on Geological Survey sheet 421A, Hope. Form of name changed to Sea Bird Island 22 August 1967 on 92H/SW.

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

Named after the American paddle steamer "Sea Bird", the first steamer to go up the Fraser river as far as Murderer's Bar.... (see also Sea Bird Point, near Victoria)

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)