Pender, Daniel
d. 1891
Daniel Pender was an officer in the Royal Navy who arrived on the coast of British Columbia in 1857 as the second master of the Plumper, a surveying vessel.1 In 1869, Pender transferred to the Hecate, which was also a surveying vessel, where he served as master.3 His final posting on the British Columbia coast was as commander of the Beaver, a hydrographic vessel hired by the Hudson's Bay Company.1 He returned to England in 1871, and worked in the Hydrographic office in London as assistant hydrographer for several years.4
Captain George Henry Richards named Pender Island and Pender Harbour after Pender.5
  • 1. John T. Walbran, British Columbia Coast Names (Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1971), 378-379.
  • 2. Ibid.
  • 3. Ibid.
  • 4. Ibid.
  • 5. Ibid.
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Richards, George Henry

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Beaver, 1835-1888

HMS Hecate, 1839-1865

HMS Plumper, 1848-1865

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British Columbia


Pender Island