Poett Nook

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 Numukamis Bay, NE side of Barkley Sound, Barclay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°52'46''N, 125°02'57''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92C/14

Origin Notes and History:

Poett Nook (cove) adopted 3 April 1934 on C.327, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 592, 1861 et seq. See Poett Heights for origin information.

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

"Named in 1861 by Captain Richards, HMS Hecate; after Dr. Poett, an English physician of means, who had a medical practice in San Francisco and who visited Victoria, 1860-61. He interested himself largely in copper claims on Copper Island, Barkley Sound, hence the name of Copper Island."

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)