Gardner Canal

Feature Type:Inlet (3) - Elongated body of water extending from a sea or lake.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Extends SE from Devastation Channel, S of Kitimat, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°26'35''N, 128°23'30''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103H/8
Related Maps: 103H/10

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 2nd Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1900, as labelled on British Admiralty Charts. Confirmed 14 June 1946 on 103 SE, 2 October 1952 on 103H, and 7 May 1953 on C.3745; co-ordinates of 53 24 -128 48. More accurate co-ordinates are 53 27 - 128 25. Name confirmed as Gardner Canal, but generic changed to "Inlet" 30 September 1996, as a more accurate description of this waterbody. Gardner Canal (inlet) reconfirmed 16 February 2010.

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

Named in 1792 by Capt. Vancouver after his friend and former commander, Captain Alan Gardner (later Admiral Lord Gardner, commander-in-chief of the Channel Fleet). Gardner had strongly recommended Vancouver for the command of his famous expedition.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; 1001 British Columbia Place Names; Discovery Press, Vancouver 1969, 1970, 1973.