James Bay

Feature Type:Bay - Water area in an indentation of the shoreline of a sea, lake, or large river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: NW. side of Prevost Island, E. of Saltspring, Cowichan Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°50'38''N, 123°24'08''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92B/14

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 29 December 1945 on C.3450, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 2689, 1859 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.

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