Mansons Landing

Feature Type:Community - An unincorporated populated place, generally with a population of 50 or more, and having a recognized central area that might contain a post office, store and/or community hall, etc, intended for the use of the general public in the region.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: SW side of Cortes Island, N end of Strait of Georgia, Sayward Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°03'50''N, 124°58'55''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92K/2

Origin Notes and History:

Mansons Landing (Post Office, Steamer Landing, Settlement) adopted 6 April 1950 on 92 NW. Identified as Mansons Landing (Post Office) in the 1966 BC Gazetteer. Form of name changed to Mansons Landing (community) 31 May 1982 on 92 K/2.

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

Cortez Island Post Office was opened 1 April 1893, Michael Manson, postmaster; closed 1 December 1898; re-opened 1 May 1904. Name changed to Mansons Landing Post Office 9 July 1941.

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

"After Michael Manson, a Shetland Islander who, with his brother John, maintained a trading post here from 1887 to 1895. Later he represented the Comox riding in Victoria."

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997