Strange Rock

Feature Type:Rock (1) - Small mass of rock usually projecting above the water surface.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S of Cape Scott, between Guise and Hansen Bays on NW side of Vancouver Island, Rupert Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°44'30''N, 128°25'02''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 102I/9

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 13 March 1947 on C3688, as submitted by Hydrographic Service.

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

"Black Rock" labelled on British Admiralty Chart #582, 1864 et seq. Re-named by H.D. Parizeau, Hydrograhic Service, in association with Cape Scott and Guise Bay, after James Charles Stuart Strange (1753-1840), the East India Company supercargo [officer in charge] of the fur trading expedition to this coast from Bombay in 1786, in the vessels "Experiment" and "Captain Cook" under Captains Guise and Laurie, respectively.

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