Broughton Island (British Columbia) facts for kids
Broughton Lagoon is a shallow inlet on the north side of Broughton Island, located at
To the north of Broughton Island is North Broughton Island.
Broughton Island and the Broughton Archipelago, and Broughton Strait nearby, were all named in 1792 by Captain George Vancouver, for Commander William Robert Broughton, captain of HMS Chatham during his first tenure in British Columbia, and thereafter upon his return to the British Columbia Coast, of HMS Providence. HMS Discovery, Vancouver's ship, and HMS Chatham under Broughton were anchored off the south shore of this island on July 28, 1792.
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