Francis Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: In entrance to Ucluelet Inlet, just NW of Barkley Sound, Clayoquot Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°55'24''N, 125°31'27''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92C/13

Origin Notes and History:

Francis Island (not Round Island) adopted in the 12th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1913.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

Labelled "Round Island" on British Admiralty Chart 592, 1861 et seq; mis-spelled "Rund Island" on BC Lands' map 2A, 1913; re-named to avoid confusion, after Peter Francis, West Coast trader.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

The traditional name for this island is Tuchuuwa (pronounced tuch oowa); the name is a reference to the direction of the wind. (Ucluelet First Nation, December 2010)

Source: included with note