Hardy Island Marine Provincial Park

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Hardy Island (center), seen from a floatplane

Hardy Island Marine Provincial Park is a provincial park in British Columbia, Canada. Hardy and Nelson Island partially 'block' the mouth of Jervis Inlet and Hotham Sound to Malaspina Strait. Hardy Island is flatter in terrain and has the large Blind Bay within it. Blind Bay is an important anchorage for tugboats, tows and marine pleasure craft escaping the weather in Malaspina Strait.

Hardy Island was named for Sir Thomas Hardy, 1st Baronet who was captain of HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar when Nelson died in his arms.[1]:105

References[edit]

  1. ^ Akrigg, G.P.V.; Akrigg, Helen B. (1986), British Columbia Place Names (3rd, 1997 ed.), Vancouver: UBC Press, ISBN 0-7748-0636-2

Coordinates: 49°43′42″N 124°12′58″W / 49.7283°N 124.2161°W / 49.7283; -124.2161