Hanson Island

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Hanson Island is an island in the Queen Charlotte Strait region of the Central Coast of British Columbia, located west of Harbledown Island [1] and south of the Plumper Islands. The westernmost part of Johnstone Strait is to the south of the island, Blackfish Sound to the north, beyond which is Swanson Island. [2] The island is named for James Hanson who served aboard HMS Chatham in 1792 and was later transferred that year to command Vancouver's supply ship HMS Daedalus. [3] :105

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References

  1. BC Names/GeoBC entry "Hanson Island"
  2. BC Names/GeoBC entry "Blackfish Sound"
  3. Akrigg, G.P.V.; Akrigg, Helen B. (1986), British Columbia Place Names (3rd, 1997 ed.), Vancouver: UBC Press, ISBN   0-7748-0636-2

Coordinates: 50°34′13″N126°44′22″W / 50.57028°N 126.73944°W / 50.57028; -126.73944 (Hanson Island)