Belize Inlet

Feature Type:Inlet (3) - Elongated body of water extending from a sea or lake.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: N of Seymour Inlet, Range 2 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°07'52''N, 127°16'51''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92M/3
Related Maps: 92M/2
92M/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 April 1950 on 92 NW, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 1917, 1865 et seq, and on BC map 2C, 1919 et seq; application adjusted 3 May 1961 and 23 December 1970, to accomodate details about limits and extent provided by Hydrographic Service (files S.2.59 and Q.1.47).

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

The division between Seymour Inlet & Belize Inlet is a line drawn from Johnson Point NE to an unnamed point at 51 06 51 - 127 30 00 (May 1961 letter from Hydrographic Service); the SW extremity is a line drawn W from Mignon Point (November 1970 letter from Hydrographic Service).

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

"Named in April 1865 by Captain Pender of the Beaver, in association with Seymour Inlet; Belize being the capital city of British Honduras, West Indies, of which British possession His Excellency Frederick Seymour was governor previous to his being appointed governor of British Columbia in 1864."

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