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propriome

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Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« on: March 13, 2013, 07:58:14 pm »
In general, if you are looking for place names or for maps and other useful references, you should go to Canadian Place Names -- Reference.

You can use this topic to search for information that has not yet been added to the Reference topic.

You can also use this topic to ask for help with reading a Canadian place name or locating the place.
Give us a link to the log page(s) where it is mentioned and tell us approximately where it occurs on the page(s).

Note: Place names include lighthouses.



If you have information about a place name or find a useful reference, please help everyone by contributing it to this topic.

When contributing place names, try to provide as many of the following as possible:
  • Name in log
  • Latitude and Longitude (preferably in decimal format with a minimum of one decimal place - two decimal places is the preferred format)
  • Province
  • Current name (if different)
  • Link to more information
  • Also, in case of problems, a link to the log page(s) where it is mentioned would be helpful
Don't worry if you can't supply all the information. Your link to the page will enable others to search for the missing information.
(You can save us even more work by using the template provided, but that is strictly optional.)
« Last Edit: May 23, 2013, 03:31:08 pm by propriome »

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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2014, 09:39:11 am »
3 new place names from mapurves :) :

South Rachael Island54.20-130.55BC
North Rachael Island54.22-130.55BC
West Kinahan Island54.21-130.41BC

Added to map & ref, thanks mapurves
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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2014, 09:52:06 am »
Blinkinsop Bay BC: 50.48, -126.00

http://www.geodata.us/canada_names_maps/maps.php?featureid=JBOOM&f=267

Added to map & ref. Thanks jil
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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2014, 11:38:28 pm »
And into Canadian waters I float...

Firstly, the NOAA site has two more charts in the "Inland Coast" series you've got linked. The entire set (as far as I can find) is:

THE INLAND PASSAGE
Cape Mudge to Cape Commerell
http://historicalcharts.noaa.gov/tiled/zoomifypreview.html?zoomifyImagePath=cp1565c

Cape Commerell to Point Walker
http://historicalcharts.noaa.gov/tiled/zoomifypreview.html?zoomifyImagePath=540-A-00-1880

Point Walker to Swanson Bay
http://historicalcharts.noaa.gov/tiled/zoomifypreview.html?zoomifyImagePath=540-F-00-1880

Swanson Bay to Chatham Sound
http://historicalcharts.noaa.gov/tiled/zoomifypreview.html?zoomifyImagePath=540-H-00-1880

These are all very useful as it seems a large number of names have changed since they were printed.


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And then onto the placename dump that I know you all love ;)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol037of055/vol037of055_029_1.jpg

Metlakatla Bay, 54.32, -130.48 (not to be confused with Metlakatla, AK - my logkeeper got rather confused after anchoring in (New) Metlakatla, AK one night and (Old) Metlakatla, BC the next!)
http://mapcarta.com/24490740

Tugwell Island, 55.33, -130.51
http://mapcarta.com/24685688

Knight Island, 54.32, -130.48
http://mapcarta.com/24332904

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol037of055/vol037of055_030_1.jpg

Grenville Channel, 53.62, -129.72 already on Canada ref thread
http://mapcarta.com/24279376

Camp Point or Waterman Point, 53.37, -129.27
http://mapcarta.com/24699364

Holmes Bay or Home Bay, 53.27, -129.08
http://mapcarta.com/24298536

(The old names, Camp Point and Holmes Bay, from the Inland Passage maps)

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol037of055/vol037of055_031_1.jpg

McKay Reach, 53.31, -129.00
http://mapcarta.com/24485812

Jane Island, 52.63, -128.52 already on Canada ref thread
http://mapcarta.com/24317120

Findlayson Channel, 52.64, -128.48 already on Canada ref thread - should be Finlayson channel though
http://mapcarta.com/24251396

Milbanke or Milbank Sound, 52.32, -128.55 already on Canada ref thread
http://mapcarta.com/24492762

Seaforth Channel, 52.25, -128.30
http://mapcarta.com/24631514

Ferrie Island, 52.25, -128.23
http://mapcarta.com/24250496

Fisher Channel or Fisher Sound, 52.13, -127.88
http://mapcarta.com/24252468

Matthew Island, 52.11, -127.86
http://mapcarta.com/24481656

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol037of055/vol037of055_032_1.jpg

Truman Point, 51.56, -127.90
http://mapcarta.com/24684820

Clark Point, 51.43, -127.89 already on Canada ref thread
http://mapcarta.com/24192266

Smith Sound, 51.30, -127.69
http://mapcarta.com/24646078

White Rocks, 51.31, -127.82 already on Canada ref thread
https://www.google.com/maps/search/51.3071074,-127.8237731

Miles Cone, 50.81, -127.48
http://mapcarta.com/24492924

Broughton Strait - also referred to as Broughton Sound Broughton Strait already on Canada ref thread, will add alias

Ledge Point. 50.60, -127.08
http://mapcarta.com/24448730

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol037of055/vol037of055_034_1.jpg

Robson Bight, 50.49, -126.59
http://mapcarta.com/24597448

Mount Vansittart, 50.39, -125.74
http://mapcarta.com/24511818

(And associated Vansittart Pt, http://mapcarta.com/24692610) already on Canada ref thread

Maud Island, 50.13, -135.34
http://mapcarta.com/24481890

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol037of055/vol037of055_035_1.jpg

Mitlenatch Island, 49.95, -125.00
http://mapcarta.com/24497104

Strait of Georgia - also referred to as Gulf of Georgia Strait of Georiga already on Canada ref thread, will add alias

Ship Point, 49.51, -124.81
http://mapcarta.com/24638876

Wellington Coal Company Wharf, Union Bay, 49.59, -124.88 Union Bay already on Canada ref thread, will add Union Point
(The coal washery and wharf were located on Union Point)
http://mapcarta.com/24689656

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol037of055/vol037of055_036_1.jpg

Port Augusta - this nominally refers to Comox Harbor, BC (http://mapcarta.com/24198554), but my navigator used it to refer to the coaling facilities to the south.

Denman or Village Point, 49.56, -124.85
http://mapcarta.com/24221318

Ballenas Channel/Island - historical name "Ballinac"  Ballenas Island already on Canada ref thread, will add other place and aliases

Winchelsea Islands, 49.29, -124.08
http://mapcarta.com/24711322

Fraser River Light - presumably referring to one of the various Sand Heads lights, http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=1178

Active Pass Light, 48.87, -123.92 already on Canada ref thread
https://www.google.com/maps/place/48.873, -123.292

Boundary Bay, 49.03, -122.94
http://mapcarta.com/24158584

White Cliff - this is a location within Boundary Bay, seemingly on the western shore (my ship reports it being 4 miles away on bearing N75W). May possibly be linked to White Rock, BC. There is, confusingly, a separate White Cliff located in West Vancouver. Edit: It may be over the WA border, as the ship reported as off Point Roberts, WA the next morning.

All except White Cliff added to map & ref. Maps added to link section in the header post. Thanks Danny.

Regarding White Cliff, no hints so far. Will continue searching the net for infos...
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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2014, 02:40:14 pm »
« Last Edit: August 31, 2014, 04:44:26 pm by propriome »

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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2014, 07:03:32 pm »
Davis Strait64-57Between Greenland and Canada

Added to map & ref. Thanks Randi
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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2014, 08:02:48 am »
And floating back towards Alaska, we've passed:

BC

Sooke Inlet, 48.35, -123.72
http://mapcarta.com/24648216

Fisgard Island Light, 48.43, -123.45
http://mapcarta.com/29579442

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol038of055/vol038of055_153_1.jpg

Campbell River, 50.02, -125.25
http://mapcarta.com/Campbell_River
(Name of both the river and the town built on its banks)

Middle Point, 50.09, -125.31
http://mapcarta.com/24492000

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol038of055/vol038of055_154_1.jpg

Adam River, 50.45, 126.26
http://mapcarta.com/24110060
Logbook uses "Adams River"

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol038of055/vol038of055_156_1.jpg

Klemtu Passage, 52.58, -128.51
http://mapcarta.com/24332382
Logbook uses "Klemtoo Passage"

Stockade Islets, 52.57, -128.51
http://mapcarta.com/24659912
Logbook uses "Stockade Island"

Work/Wark Island - logbook uses "Warke Island".

Kxngeal Inlet, 53.74, -129.82
http://mapcarta.com/24335028
Old maps use "East Inlet"

Baker Inlet, 53.81, -129.90
http://mapcarta.com/24129362
Old maps use "Large Inlet"

Kumealon Inlet, 53.86, -129.99
http://mapcarta.com/24334492
Old maps use "West Inlet"

http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/Albatross/vol038of055/vol038of055_157_1.jpg

Grey Islet, 54.58, -130.70
http://mapcarta.com/24279590
Logbook uses "Grey Island"

Chatham Sound, 54.37, -130.59
http://mapcarta.com/24186602

All places and aliases added to map & ref. Thanks Danny
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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2014, 08:04:24 pm »
Strait of Belle Isle: http://www.nauticalchartsonline.com/chart/zoom?chart=14024 --- good map!

Well, given that the site is dedicated to hosting modern nautical charts from throughout the world, perhaps linking to individual maps on there is a bit of a lost cause - there's a lot to link to!

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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2014, 08:19:03 pm »
 ;D It's a very helpful map if you are looking for something in that area ;)

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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2014, 06:21:07 pm »
Departure Bay BC
N 49?12′08″ W 123?57′27
http://www.geonames.org/maps/google_49.202_-123.957.html

Destination of Thetis Nov 1888
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Thetis/vol007of024/vol007_100_0.jpg

Added to map, ref & csv. Thanks Kookaburra
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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2014, 06:31:44 pm »
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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2014, 09:23:25 pm »
Jordan River: Canada - http://mapcarta.com/28448144
48.42, -124.04

Port Renfrew: Canada - http://www.geographic.org/geographic_names/name.php?uni=-807226&fid=905&c=canada
48.55, -124.40

Port San Juan: Canada - http://www.geographic.org/geographic_names/name.php?uni=-809259&fid=885&c=canada
48.55, -124.45

Sombrio Point: Canada - http://www.geographic.org/geographic_names/name.php?uni=-810153&fid=904&c=canada
48.48, -124.28

All added to map, ref & csv. Thanks Randi
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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2014, 09:04:16 pm »
McKay Reach
   Type:  Stream
   Location:  British Columbia, Canada, North America
   Latitide:  53? 18' 52.1" (53.3145?) north
   Longitude:  128? 59' 58.5" (128.9996?) west
http://mapcarta.com/24485812

Thetis log 07 Nov 1888
http://oldweather.s3.amazonaws.com/ow3/final/USS%20Thetis/vol007of024/vol007_105_1.jpg

Added to map, ref & csv. Thanks Kookaburra
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Re: Canadian Place Names -- Discussion
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2014, 11:45:59 pm »
Sea Otter Rock: http://www.geonames.org/6143284/sea-otter-rock.html

Added to map, ref & csv. Thanks Randi
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