Estevan Group

Feature Type:Islands - Land area surrounded by water or marsh. Plural of Island.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W of Campania Island, between Banks and Aristazabal Islands, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°02'20''N, 129°38'28''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103H/4
Related Maps: 103A/13
103H/4

Origin Notes and History:

Estevan Islands adopted 6 April 1926 on C324, as labelled on Briitsh Admiralty Chart #1923A, 1867 et seq. Form of name changed to Estevan Group 3 February 1950 on C.3724. (file H.1.26 pt.1)

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

Named in 1744 by Lieutenant Commander Juan Perez, of the corvette Santiago, after his lieutenant Estevan Jose Martinez....

Source: Walbran, John T; "British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: Their Origin and History"; published for the Geographic Board of Canada, Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)

The largest of the islands were individually named North Island, South Island, East Island & West Island, 5 December 1933 on Ottawa file OBF 1420. Names changed 3 February 1950 on C.3724 to Trutch, Dewdney, Lotbinière, Barnard respectively, as recommended by Hydrographic Service to avoid confusion caused by duplication.

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