Estevan Sound

Feature Type:Sound (1) - Large body of water from which two or more inlets, arms or channels branch off.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Extending NW from Caamaño Sound, between Estevan Group and Campania Island, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°04'10''N, 129°32'30''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103H/4
Related Maps: 103A/14
103H/3
103H/4

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 April 1926 on C.324, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart #1923A, 1867 et seq.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

Named in 1792 by Lieutenant Commander Jacinto Caamaño, after Estéban Jose Martinez, an officer in the Spanish navy, and nephew of Don Manuel Antonio Flores.... [see Walbran for lengthy discussion of namesake Martinez' presence in these waters.] Estevan is an anglecized spelling of Estéban...

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.