Experiment Bight

Feature Type:Bight - Water area in a broad indentation of the shoreline.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Just behind Cape Scott at extreme NW tip of Vancouver Island, Rupert Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°46'53''N, 128°24'18''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 102I/16

Origin Notes and History:

Experiment Bight adopted 7 February 1947 on C.3688; not "Experiment Cove" as proposed in 1941.

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

Labelled "Experiment Cove" on C376, 1941, as named by H.D. Parizeau, Hydrographic Service, after "Experiment" one of two ships used in Lowrie and Guise's 1786 exploration around Cape Scott. The other vessel was the "Captain Cook"

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