Drake Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: At junction of Quatsino Sound and Neroutsos Inlet, NW end of Vancouver Island, Rupert Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°30'59''N, 127°38'50''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92L/12
Related Maps: 92L/12
92L/5

Origin Notes and History:

Drake Island adopted 6 April 1926 on Ottawa file OBF 0988, as recommended by H.D. Parizeau, Hydrographic Service, not "Limestone Island" as had been labelled on earlier British Admiralty Charts and on BC map 1K, 1925.

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

Named after the Honourable Justice Montague William Tyrwhitt Drake, president of the Executive Council of British Columbia, 29 January 1883 to 8 December 1884; Justice of the Supreme Court, 1889-1908. See also Drake Inlet.

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