Alan Reach

Feature Type:Reach - Relatively straight section of a river, lake, or inlet.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Gardner Canal, between Walkem Point and Kiltuish Inlet, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°27'59''N, 128°37'20''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103H/7
Related Maps: 103H/10
103H/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 March 1933 on 103 SE, as listed in the 1930 BC Gazetteer; confirmed on numerous subsequent maps and charts

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

Named in 1907 by Captain Learmouth, HMS Egeria, after Rear Admiral Alan Gardner..... (also Gardner Canal).

Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)