Amphitrite Point

Feature Type:Point - Land area jutting into a water feature; also used for a convex change in direction of a shoreline.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S point of Ucluth Peninsula at Ucluelet, Clayoquot Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°55'15''N, 125°32'31''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92C/13

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 3 April 1944 on C. 3627, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart A584, 1861.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Named c1859 by Captain Richards, RN, after H.M. frigate "Amphitrite", 24 guns, 1064 tons, built in Bombay in 1816 from the plans of the French frigate "Leda". On this station 1851-57 under the command of Captain Charles Frederick, then Captain George Burridge.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office