Boca del Infierno 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: SE side Nootka Island, Nootka Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°37'09''N, 126°37'34''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92E/10

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 November 1934 on C.3645, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 1916, 1849 et seq, and as labelled on BC map 2C, 1919 et seq.

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

"Boca del Infierno is an original Spanish naming, very few of which are extant. For this reason, whilst the name translated means Bay of Fury or Bay of Hell, and therefore is objectionable, being in a foreign language its objection is not so apparent." (1933 memo from H.D. Parizeau, Canadian Hydrographic Service, file N.2.33)

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