Goletas Channel

Feature Type:Channel (3) - Narrow stretch of water connecting two bodies of water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S side of Hope and Nigei Islands, off NE end of Vancouver Island, Rupert Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°50'33''N, 127°44'30''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92L/13

Origin Notes and History:

Previously adopted on January 3, 1947 on C.3676 as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 1917, 1848 et seq, and Chart 582, 1865 et seq.

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

Named by Galiano and Valdes during their 1792 voyage around Vancouver Island, after their goletas ("schooners"), Sutil and Mexicana. Labelled "Salida de las Goletas" on their chart published in 1793.

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