Belle Chain Islets

Feature Type:Islets - Small island. Plural of Islet.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W side Strait of Georgia, off N end of Saturna Island, Cowichan Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°49'28''N, 123°11'03''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92B/14

Origin Notes and History:

"Bellechain Islets" adopted 7 March 1924. Form of name changed to Belle Chain Islets 14 January 1946 on C.350.

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Labelled simply "Belle Chain" on British Admiralty Chart 2840, 1861 et seq, and on BC map 2A, 1913.

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Named about 1860 after Isabel ("Belle"), youngest daughter of Captain Jeremiah Nagle, harbour master for Vancouver Island at the time.

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Or .... named after one Mr. Belle, crewman with Wilkes in 1841 (?)

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