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Prince Edward Island: PlaceFinder Pownal Bay, Prince Edward Island

Pownal Bay, a bay, is located in Queens County in the central portion of Prince Edward Island, N. shore of Hillsborough Bay. Its precise location is N 4610', W 6258'.

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History of the Name

The official history of the geographic name Pownal Bay (which can be somewhat technical, we admit):

Pownall Bay was adopted in Place Names of PEI, 1925.Changed to Pownal Bay 23 April 1940 on OBF 0142 and 1316(4).Confirmed 25 April 1940 on OBF 0142 and 1316(4).Confirmed 25 April 1946 on 11L/2 and 6 May 1947 on c. 4405. "After John Pownall, secretary to the Board of Trade and Plantations, 1758 - 1761.Later secretary of state. Thomas Pownall (1722-1805), governor of Massachusetts, was a younger brother.Misspelled Pownal and Pownell."- PN of PEI, 1925.

Information courtesy Geomatics Canada .

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