Charles Rocks

Feature Type:Rocks (1) - Small mass of rock usually projecting above the water surface. Plural of Rock (1).
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: In Trincomali Channel between Saltspring and Mayne Islands, off NE side of Prevost Island, Cowichan Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°50'40''N, 123°22'30''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92B/14

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 14 January 1946 on C.3450, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 3619, 1860 et seq.

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

Named in 1859 by Captain Richards, RN, with other Prevost Island features, in association with Captain James Charles Prevost, H.M.S. Satellite, who served on this station, 1857-60.

Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)