Bute Inlet
Bute Inlet is located north of Desolation Sound, near the northern end of the Strait of Georgia. This 66 km long inlet was named after the 3rd Earl of Bute, John Stuart, by Vancouver in 1792.1 Bute Inlet is known for strong winds and for an oily material on the surface of its water, which is called “Bute wax”.2
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 96.
  • 2. Ibid.
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Vancouver, George

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Desolation Sound

Strait of Georgia

The Colonial Despatches Team. Bute Inlet. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/bute_inlet.html.

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