Dufferin Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S side Seaforth Channel, just NW of Bella Bella, Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°12'25''N, 128°20'25''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103A/1

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 3 March 1925, as labelled on early British Admiralty Charts.

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

Dufferin Island and Countess of Dufferin Range were named in 1876 by Captain Chatfield and the officers of HMS Amethyst, after Frederick Temple, 1st Earl of Dufferin, Governor-General of Canada 1872-76; in August & September 1896, he and Lady Dufferin made a cruise along the coast of British Columbia in the Amethyst. An account of their trip was made by Lady Dufferin in her book "My Canadian Journal" published in London, 1891.

Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)