Hernando Island

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Hernando Island
Location British Columbia
Coordinates 49°59′N 124°55′W / 49.983°N 124.917°W / 49.983; -124.917
Archipelago Discovery Islands
Total islands 1

Hernando Island is one of the Discovery Islands near Powell River, British Columbia, Canada.[1] Along with the nearby Cortes Island, it was presumably named in 1792 by Valdés and Galiano after Hernán Cortés, the Spanish conqueror of Mexico.[2]:240

A narrow gauge logging railway operated there in the 1920s. The island is now mostly privately owned by a consortium of larger landowners. In the 1960s the entire island was valued at $55,000.


  1. ^ "Hernando Island". BC Geographical Names. 
  2. ^ Walbran, Captain John T. (1971), British Columbia Place Names, Their Origin and History (Facsimile reprint of 1909 ed.), Vancouver/Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, ISBN 0-88894-143-9, retrieved 2014-01-08 

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