Lopez Island
Lopez Island is located in Salish Sea, just south of the Canada-US border, and southeast of San Juan Island. Lopez Island and other Lopez-named features in the area, such as Lopez Pass and Lopez Sound, were named after Lopez Gonzales de Haro, whose surname marks features north of the border, such as Haro Strait and Haro Island.1
Lopez Island appears on Spanish charts from 1791 as part of their Isla y Archipelago de San Juan, or San Juan Islands in English.2
  • 1. Lynn Middleton, Placenames of the Pacific Northwest Coast (Victoria: Elldee Publishing Company, 1969), 124.
  • 2. Ibid.
Mentions of this place in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Lopez Island. 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/lopez_island.html.

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