Mackenzie Sound

Feature Type:Sound (2) - Arm of the sea or a lake; inlet.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Extends E from Watson Island, N of North Broughton Island, NE of Port McNeill (municipality), Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°55'50''N, 126°42'30''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 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 BC Lands' map 2C, 1919 et seq.

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

Named in 1865 by Captain Daniel Pender, RN, after Kenneth Mackenzie, native of Rosshire, Scotland, who had charge (1853-1866) of Craigflower Farm, one of the large farms established on Vancouver Island by the Puget Sound Agricultural Company.

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)