Princess Royal Channel

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Princess Royal Channel near Work Island

Princess Royal Channel is a channel in the North Coast region of the Canadian province of British Columbia, separating Princess Royal Island from the mainland.[1] The southern half of the channel is also called Graham Reach,[2] and the northern half Fraser Reach.[3]

The southern half of the channel was first charted by George Vancouver in 1793 with his ships Discovery and Chatham, which anchored about mid-way up the channel; James Johnstone, one of Vancouver's lieutenants, charted its northern half the same summer.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Princess Royal Channel". BC Geographical Names.
  2. ^ "Graham Reach". Canadian Geographical Names. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  3. ^ "Fraser Reach". Canadian Geographical Names. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  4. ^ Vancouver, George, and John Vancouver (1801). A voyage of discovery to the North Pacific ocean, and round the world. London: J. Stockdale.

Coordinates: 53°10′N 128°40′W / 53.167°N 128.667°W / 53.167; -128.667