Caamaño Passage

Feature Type:Passage - Variation of Pass: Narrow stretch of water connecting two larger water bodies.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Between Dundas and Zayas Islands, NW of Prince Rupert, Queen Charlotte Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°35'32''N, 130°59'52''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103J/10
Related Maps: 103J/10
103J/11

Origin Notes and History:

Caamaño Passage adopted 7 March 1933 on 103/NE as spelled in 1930 BC Gazetteer; not the form "Caamano" as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 1737, 1912.

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

Named in 1908 by Captain Learmouth, HMS Egeria, while making a survey of Zayas Island, after Lieutenant Commander Jacinto Caamaño, commander of the Spanish corvette Aranzazu, on this coast 1792.

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