BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Dionisio 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: NE point of Galiano Island, E of Ladysmith, Cowichan Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°00'50''N, 123°34'25''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 14 January 1946 on C.3450, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 3618, 1907 et seq.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"Connected to Galiano Island by a narrow ridge of sand" (Sailing Directions, Vol 1, 17th edition, Canadian Hydrographic Service)
Source: included with note
Named by Captain John F. Parry, HMS Egeria, on re-surveying Porlier Pass in 1905, after Commander Dionisio Alcala Galiano, an officer of the Spanish navy. See Galiano Island for additional biographical information.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Labelled "Tongue Point" on Geological Survey sheet 997A, Nanaimo & New Westminster Mining Divisions, 1907.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office