Athabaskan Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W side of Tide Rip Passage, SW of Bella Bella, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°02'23''N, 128°18'09''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103A/1

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 10 August 1944 on C398, as suggested March 1944 by Hydrographic Service. (file H.1.25).

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

Named by H.D. Parizeau, Hydrographic Service, after the Royal Canadian Navy's Tribal Class destroyer, Athabaskan.

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