Dodge Cove

Feature Type:Community - An unincorporated populated place, generally with a population of 50 or more, and having a recognized central area that might contain a post office, store and/or community hall, etc, intended for the use of the general public in the region.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: At Dodge Cove on E side of Digby Island, in Prince Rupert Harbour, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°17'16''N, 130°23'15''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103J/8

Origin Notes and History:

Norwegian Village (settlement) adopted 3 July 1946 on C.3702, as labelled on early Admiralty Charts. Name changed to Digby Island (settlement) 9 September 1964 on 103 I-J, having become the established name. Name changed to Dodge Cove (community) 9 January 2006 on 103J/8, to conform to entrenched local usage, as identified in 1971 and subsequent Census, and in 1975 list of Improvement Districts, etc.

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

Dodge Cove and Dodge Island were named in 1907 by the Department of Marine and Fisheries, Ottawa, after George Blanchard Dodge, DLS, who had surveyed Prince Rupert Harbour in 1906 for the federal government.... Norwegian fishermen settled here in the old days....

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

Digby Island Wireless Station, listed in 1928 Wrigleys Directory, was located on the peninsula between Dodge Cove and Casey Cove; replaced in recent years with radio beacons. Digby Island (landing) is located about 4 km north of here at DuVernet Point, affording regular ferry service between downtown Prince Rupert and Prince Rupert Airport on the west side of Digby Island.

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