BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Duke Point
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Feature Types.
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Point - Land area jutting into a water feature; also used for a convex change in the direction of a shoreline
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Extending N into Nanaimo Harbour on the W side of Northumberland Channel, Nanaimo Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°09'00''N, 123°53'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92G/4
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 11 May 1905 and identified in the 6th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1906, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 2512, 1903; applying to a narrow peninsula or finger extending into Northumberland Channel, about 1 mile southeast of Jack Point.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named in 1903 by Cmdr Parry, HM Egeria, suggested by the fact that the adjacent channel had been named after the Duke of Northumberland in 1853.
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Eventually Duke Point and the adjacent larger finger, Jack Point, were dredged and filled, forming one large peninsula, now commonly called Duke Point.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office