Burke Channel

Feature Type:Channel (3) - Narrow stretch of water connecting two bodies of water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Separates King Island from mainland coast, SW of Bella Coola, Range 2 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 52°09'14''N, 127°27'48''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93D/3
Related Maps: 92M/13
93D/3
93D/4
93D/6
93D/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 March 1933 on Geological Survey sheet 278A, as labelled on Vancouver's chart of the Coast of Northwest America, and on all subsequent British Admiralty charts, and as identified in 1930 BC Gazetteer. Confirmed 8 June 1946 on C.3785 and 13 March 1947 on 93SW.

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

Named by Captain Vancouver, while re-examining these waters in August 1793, after the Right Hon. Edmund Burke (1729-1797).

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

....Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797) the famous parliamentary orator....remembered today chiefly for his speech advocating conciliation with the rebellious American colonies, and for his 'Reflections on the Revolution in France', a classic statement of the philosophy of conservatism.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997