Actaeon Sound

Feature Type:Sound (2) - Arm of the sea or a lake; inlet.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: N side of Drury Inlet, N of Port McNeill, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°57'11"N, 127°04'27"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 92L/14

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 April 1950 on 92/NW, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 581, 1867.

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

Name adopted in 1865 by Captain Pender as suggested by W. Blakeney, RN, paymaster aboard the Beaver, after his former vessel, HM Actaeon; Blakeney had served aboard the 26-gun frigate Actaeon during the latter's commission in China..... (See Walbran for more details)

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)