Beaver 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: SE side of Saltspring Island, Saltspring Island Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°46'17''N, 123°22'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92B/14

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 11 February 1936 on C.351, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 2689, 1859 et seq, and on BC map 2A, 1913, and as listed in the 1930 BC Gazetteer.

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

Named in 1859 by the British Admiralty, after the Hudson's Bay Company's paddle steamer Beaver, leased at the time to the British Admiralty, and from which vessel Captains Richards and Pender conducted their hydrographic surveys along the BC coast. HBC sold the Beaver 13 October 1874, and thereafter she was used as a freight and tow boat; she ran aground at Prospect Point at the entrance to Vancouver Harbour, during the night of 26 July 1888.

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

CGNDB entry: "Named for HBC Steamer which sank on rocks here." [see comments with notes for Beaver Point (community) ]

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa