Granby Bay

Feature Type:Bay - Water area in an indentation of the shoreline of a sea, lake, or large river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W side of Observatory Inlet opposite Alice Arm, S of Stewart, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 55°23'39''N, 129°49'17''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103P/5

Origin Notes and History:

"Granby Bay (not Goose Bay nor Xschwan)" adopted in the 11th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada 30 June 1912. Confirmed 7 July 1949 on C.3712.

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

"Xschwan Fishery" labelled in this location on British Admiralty Chart 2431, published in 1869 from surveys by Captain Pender in 1868.

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

"Formerly called Goose Bay and locally used, but if a change is necessary due to duplication, then Granby Bay would be appropriate as that Company is about to erect a very large mining plant there." (February 1912 letter to Geographic Board of Canada)

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