Ursula Channel

Feature Type:Channel (3) - Narrow stretch of water connecting two bodies of water.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E side of Gribbell Island, between Princess Royal Island and Hawkesbury Island S of Kitimat, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°25'02''N, 128°54'46''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103H/7
Related Maps: 103H/10

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 2nd Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1900, extending from Riordan Point south to Pilot Point. Application extended 2 October 1952 on 103H to include Boxer Reach (ie. Ursula Channel extends the entire length of the east side of Gribbel Island, from Amy Point south to Pilot Point.)

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

"Called in Haisla Owagewa at its upper end (Moody Point) and Ogwiwalis from Egerton Point to Angler Cove. The 17 km channel serves as waterfront for five Haisla traditional stewardship areas: (1) Moody Point to Tomkinson Point (Raven clan area called Wiilaxdels), (2) Tomkinson Point to Angler Cove (Raven clan area called Slacu), and on Gribbell Island: (3) Amy Point area (Fish clan area called T'lekemalis), (4) Shepherd Point area (Raven clan area called Wawagelisla) and (5) southeast Gribbell Island (Eagle clan area called Luq'wayac'i)." (information contributed February 2007 by anthropologist James V. (Jay) Powell, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; consultant to Haisla Nation, 2000-present).

Source: included with note