Howe Sound
Howe Sound is northwest of Burrard Inlet, which lies before Vancouver. It is marked at its eastern side by Point Atkinson's lighthouse, at its northernmost reach the city of Squamish, and to the western entrance, the town of Gibsons. It was named in 1794, though Walbran notes that is was named in 1792,1 by Captain Vancouver after Admiral Richard Howe (1726-99), a Royal Navy war hero.2
  • 1. John T. Walbran, British Columbia Coast Names (Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1971), 253.
  • 2. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 273.
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