Wakeman Sound

Feature Type:Sound (2) - Arm of the sea or a lake; inlet.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Extends N from lower Kingcome Inlet, NE of Broughton Island, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°59'05''N, 126°30'55''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92L/15
Related Maps: 92L/15

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 April 1950 on 92/NW, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart #581, 1867 et seq, and on Trutch's 1871 map of British Columbia, and on BC Lands' map 2C, 1919.

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

Named in 1866 by Captain Pender, RN, after William Plowden Wakeman, a clerk in the naval dockyard, Esquimalt, 1866-1872. Wakeman, a native of England, arrived at Victoria from London aboard S.S. Tynemouth, 17 September 1862; died in the naval hospital at Esquimalt, 1872.

Source: Walbran, John T; "British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: Their Origin and History"; published for the Geographic Board of Canada, Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)