Price Island (British Columbia)

Price Island is an island on the coast of the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is located at the southeastern end of Hecate Strait and the northeastern end of Queen Charlotte Sound. The southermost point of Price Island, called Day Point, is used to delineated the boundary between Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte Sound. [BCGNIS|27249|Queen Charlotte Sound] Milbanke Sound is just to the south of Price Island. Laredo Sound is just north.BCGNIS|30972|Price Island] Swindle Island lies just north of Price Island. The main Inside Passage route crosses Milbanke Sound and enters Finlayson Channel just east of Price Island. The island is located within the Kitimat-Stikine Regional District.

Price Island is convert|23|km|mi long and convert|10|km|mi wide. It is convert|122|km2|sqmi in area. [ [http://www.bartleby.com/69/85/S18085.html Swindle Island] , with info on Price Island; The Columbia Gazetteer of North America]

Price Island was named in 1866 by Charles Pender of the Royal Navy, after Captain John Adolphus Pope Price, also of the Royal Navy.

Price Island is part of a volcanic center called the Milbanke Sound Group which includes several monogenetic cinder cones. Holocene basaltic lava flows from Price Island overlie adjacent beach deposits. [ [http://www.volcano.si.edu/world/volcano.cfm?vnum=1200-12- Global Volcanism Program: Milbanke Sound Group] ]

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* [http://gsc.nrcan.gc.ca/volcanoes/cat/volcano_e.php?id=avb_pis_029 Catalogue of Canadian volcanoes: Price Island]


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