Mussel Inlet

Feature Type:Inlet (3) - Elongated body of water extending from a sea or lake.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: NE extension of Sheep Passage, E of Princess Royal Island, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°54'06''N, 128°07'18''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103A/16

Origin Notes and History:

Mussel Inlet adopted 14 June 1046 on 103/SE, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 1923B, 1874 et seq, not "Muscle Inlet" as mis-spelled on 1868 edition(s) on Chart 1923B.

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

Named 17 June 1793 by Captain George Vancouver, in association with the death of John Carter. See Carter Bay. See also Walbran's British Columbia Coast Names.

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