Saturna Island
Saturna is the eastermost of the Gulf Islands. It draws its name from the Spanish naval vessel Santa Saturnia, a ship in which Spanish explorers sailed throughout the Strait of Georgia in 1791.1
Today, Saturna is considered a rather remote Gulf Island, with minimal population, and a large part of its land and shores protected as part of the Gulf Island National Park Reserve; its Sencot'en—Coast Salish—name is Teketsen, which means long nose.2
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 527.
  • 2. Ibid.
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Santa Saturnina

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Gulf Islands

Strait of Georgia

The Colonial Despatches Team. Saturna 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/saturna.html.

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