Sansum Narrows
According to Scott, in 1858 Captain George Richards named Sansum Narrows, seen on this 1859 map, after RN officer Arthur Sansum.1
Sansum served on the Pacific Station as the 1st lieutenant of HMS Thetis from 1851 to 1853.2 He suffered a stroke and, as a result, passed away in Mexico in 1853.3
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 524.
  • 2. Ibid.
  • 3. Ibid.
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    Richards, George Henry

    Sansum, Lieutenant

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    HMS Thetis, 1846-55

    The Colonial Despatches Team. Sansum Narrows. 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/sansum_narrows.html.

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