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- After A. Butze, purchasing agent for the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway when it founded Prince Rupert as its western terminus.
- Cow Bay - The first cows in the area were unloaded here in 1906.
- Dodge Cove - After G.B. Dodge, DI.s, who surveyed Prince Rupert Harbour in 1906.
- Mount Hays - After Charles Melville Hays, president of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway (now part of the CNR), who perished in the sinking of the Titanic in 1912.
- Kaien Island - Takes its name from a Tsimshian Indian word meaning 'foam.' Combinations of tide rip and heavy rain produce quantities of foam that can extend for a mile or so to the south of the island.
- Lima Point - After Frederick Lima, paymaster, HMS Malacca, on the Pacific Station in 1866-7.
- Logan Lake - Logan is a corruption of Tslakan, a Savona Indian who traded in furs and raised horses in the 1860s. He took great pride in being an Indian and insisted that whites employ the prefix 'Mr.' when using his name.
- Prince Rupert - In 1906, when the GTPR decided that this was the place for the western terminus of its transcontinental line, it offered a prize of $250 for the best name for its new city.
- It was stipulated that the proposed names must not exceed three syllables and ten letters.
- The winner out of some 5,000 entries was that of Eleanor MacDonald of Winnipeg, who suggested 'Prince Rupert,' after the first Governor of the HBC.
- Since her entry exceeded the set number of letters, the company awarded two other first prizes to the contestants who had suggested Port Rupert, which had the required number of letters.
- Prince Rupert of the Rhine (1619-82), cousin of King Charles Il, was a dashing leader of the Royalist cavalry during the Civil War.
- After the Restoration he was an important person at court and headed the syndicate to which, on 2 May 1670, the King granted a charter constituting them as 'The Company of Adventurers of England Trading into Hudson's Bay.'
- With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
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