Tofino Inlet

Feature Type:Inlet (3) - Elongated body of water extending from a sea or lake.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S side Clayoquot Sound, Clayoquot Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°09'45''N, 125°41'04''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/4

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 584, 1861.

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

Named in 1792 by Commanders Galiano and Valdes, aboard the Spanish exploring vessels Sutil and Mexicana, in honour of Don Vicente Tofiño, rear admiral in the Spanish navy; King's Hydrographer 1784-88; appointed director of the Spanish Naval Academies in 1787.

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

...Vicente Tofiño de San Miguel (1732-1795).

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

(The inlet) had previously been named "Gervete" in 1791 by Pantoja.

Source: Wagner, Henry R; The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America; University of California Press, Berkley, 1937