Pearse Canal

Feature Type:Canal (2) - A narrow, saltwater passage between bodies of land.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: BC-Alaska boundary on W side of Pearse and Wales Islands, Portland Canal, N of Prince Rupert, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°53'54''N, 130°23'33''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103J/16
Related Maps: 103J/15
103J/16
103O/1

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 March 1933 on Geological Survey sheet 278A, Prince Rupert, as labelled on International Boundary sheet #2, 1903, and as labelled on British Admiralty sheet 1737, 1912, and on BC map 3M, 1916, and as identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.

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

A tidal waterway that forms part of the boundary between Alaska and British Columbia that extends north of Pearse and Wales Islands from its confluence with Portland Canal to its confluence with Tongass Passage. Together with that port of Portland Canal above Pearse Island and with Tongass Passage, it forms Portland Channel as defined in the award of the Alaskan Boundary Tribunal established under the Treaty of January 24, 1903. Southwest entrance is between Phipp Point and Male Point, Alaska.

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

Named in association with Pearse Island, in turn named by Captain Pender in 1868. See Pearse Island for additional information.

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