Broughton Strait
Broughton Strait runs between the shores of northeast Vancouver Island and Malcolm Island. A cluster of geograpic features near the Strait—including Broughton Archipelago, Broughton Island, and more—are named after Lieutenant William Robert Broughton (1762-1821), who commanded one of Vancouver's smaller exploration vessels, the Chatham, on a visit to the area in 1791.1
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 89.
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Broughton, William Robert

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Malcolm Island

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