Dayman Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E side of Stuart Channel, W of S end Thetis Island, Cowichan Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°58'21''N, 123°41'21''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92B/13

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 2 May 1911, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 3029, 1899 et seq.

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

Likely named after Dayman (given name not known), an officer aboard HMS Thetis, 36-guns, on this station 1851-1853, under the command of Captain Augustus L. Kuper, CB. As Kuper Island was named in 1858 by Captain Richards, HMS Plumper, Dayman Island was possibly named at the same time, although not labelled on resulting Admiralty Chart 579.

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