Egeria Reach

Feature Type:Reach - Relatively straight section of a river, lake, or inlet.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Just below Kitlope Anchorage at head of Gardner Canal, SE of Kitimat, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°18'00''N, 127°56'40''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93E/5

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 March 1933 on Ottawa file OBF 1420, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 1923A, 1927, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, and as labelled on Geological Survey sheet 278A, Prince Rupert, 1933, etc. Application confirmed 13 March 1947 on 93SW, applying to the section of Gardner Canal between Whidbey Reach and Kitlope Anchorage.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

After the Admiralty's surveying vessel H.M.S. Egeria, in turn named after a goddess in Greek mythology. See Egeria Shoal.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.