Chief Mathews Bay

Feature Type:Bay - Water area in an indentation of the shoreline of a sea, lake, or large river.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: SW shore of Whidbey Reach, Gardner Canal, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°21'32''N, 128°04'59''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103H/8

Origin Notes and History:

Chief Mathews Bay adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer, not Kowesas Bay as had been labelled on British Admiralty Chart 1923A, 1927 or earlier.

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

Confirmed 14 June 1946 on 103 SE, 2 October 1952 on 103H and 7 May 1953 on C.3745, with co-ordinates of 53 21 - 128 07. More accurate co-ordinates are 53 21- 128 05.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa