Aranzazu Banks

Feature Type:Banks (1) - An elevation over which the depth of water is relatively shallow, but normally sufficient for safe surface navigation. Plural of Bank (2)
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S of Estevan Group at entrance to Caamaño Sound, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°52'00''N, 129°40'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 103A/13

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 April 1926 on C.324.

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

Named after the Spanish corvette Aranzazu, in these waters 1792 under the command of Lieutenant Commander Jacinto Caamaño.

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