Barrie 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 Europa & Whidbey Reaches, SE of Kitimat, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°27'36''N, 128°15'51''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103H/8

Origin Notes and History:

Barrie Reach adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 1923A, 1923. Confirmed 14 June 1946 on 103/SE, 2 October 1952 on 103H, and 7 May 1953 on c.3745.

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

Named in 1907 after Mr. Barrie, midshipman on HMS Discovery, and who explored Gardner Inlet with Mr. Whidbey 26 & 27 July 1793.

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

Named by Captain Learmouth, HMS Egeria, November 1907, after Admiral Sir Robert Barrie. Born in America; midshipman aboard HMS Discovery under Captain Vancouver, 1791-5; lieutenant 1795; on Le Bourdelais with Manby; wounded in action against the French near Barbados in 1801. Commanded HMS Brilliant, 1802 and Pomone, 1806, when he destroyed 17 French ships bound from Nantes to Brest. Under Collingwood he captured a French privateer in the Mediterranean, commanded by Chevalier de Boissi, adjutant general of France.

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)