Dove Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: N side of Drury Inlet in entrance of Actress Passage, N of Queen Charlotte Strait opposite Port Hardy (municipality), Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°55'59''N, 127°08'36''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92L/14

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 2 August 1956 on C.3597, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 581, 1867 et seq, and on BC map 3C, 1919. Origin/significance not recorded.

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

Likely named by Hydrographer's Office, referring to HM gunboat Dove, 232 tons, launched in November 1855; under command of Lieut. Cdr James Bullock and deployed as a tender to HM surveying vessel Actaeon in East Indies and China waters in subsequent years.

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