Roderick Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E side of Finlayson Channel, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°38'55''N, 128°22'11''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103A/9
Related Maps: 103A/16

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 16 June 1946 on 103/SE, as labelled on British Admiralty charts since 1867.

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

Named by Captain Pender, RN, in association with the adjoining channel, after Roderick Finlayson, chief factor Hudson's Bay Company, 1859-72......

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)