Simoom Sound

Feature Type:Post Office - A Canada Post designation; the post office name may or may not be the same as the name of the place where it is located.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: In Echo Bay (locality) on W side of Gilford Island, E of Broughton Island, Range 1 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°45'10''N, 126°29'35''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92L/16

Origin Notes and History:

Simoom Sound (Post Office) adopted 6 April 1950 on 92/NW, as labelled on BC map 2C. Name rescinded 31 March 1983. Re-instated as Simoom Sound (Post Office) 4 October 2001 on 92L/16.

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

Simoom Sound Post Office was opened 1 August 1912, located at SE 1/4 Lot 761 on the Wishart Peninsula facing Simoom Sound (50º50'10" - 126º30'05" as labelled on BC map 1EM, 1919). Some time before 28 June 1943 the post office was moved to the west side of Gilford Island (likely at the seaplane base 50º45'35" - 126º29'10" outside Echo Bay). Some time before February 1967 the post office was moved less than 1 mile south into the settlement at Echo Bay. January 1983 decision by Canada Post to close the post office was evidently reversed, and the Simoom Sound Post Office - located in the settlement of Echo Bay - remains open.

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