Caamaño Sound

Feature Type:Sound (1) - Large body of water from which two or more inlets, arms or channels branch off.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Estevan Group and Aristazabal Island, W side Princess Royal Island, Range 3 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°54'15''N, 129°16'30''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103A/14
Related Maps: 103A/13
103A/14

Origin Notes and History:

Caamaño Sound adopted by the Geographic Board of Canada 3 October 1922. Note that there is a "tilde" over the letter "n".

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

After Lieutenant Commander Don Jacinto Caamaño, commander of the Spanish corvette Aranzazu, in these waters in 1792.

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

Northern limit: a line drawn between Jacinto Island, Goodacre Point, Dupont Island, Alexander Island and Duckers Island; southern limit: Oswald Point, Ulric Point to Johnstone Point. (January 1971 advice from Hydrographic Service). Ranges 3 and 4, Coast Land District.

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