Cerantes Rocks

Feature Type:Rocks (1) - Small mass of rock usually projecting above the water surface. Plural of Rock (1).
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Off S entrance point of Port San Juan, SW side Vancouver Island, Renfrew Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°31'59"N, 124°28'04"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 92C/9

Origin Notes and History:

Observatory Rock adopted 3 April 1934 on C.307, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 1910, first published in 1848. Name changed to Cerantes Rock 15 April 1946 as originally recommended in December 1933 by both Hydrographic Service and British Columbia; form of name changed to Cerantes Rocks 8 July 1948 on C.3607 (file J.1.33).

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

Named after the Spanish pilot of the "Princesa", who was murdered by the natives at Puerto de Nuñez Gaona (Neah Bay, Washington) in 1792.

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