BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Cayetano Point
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: SW point of Valdes Island, between Gabriola and Galiano Islands, Nanaimo Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°00'46''N, 123°36'02''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.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named in 1905 by Captain John F. Parry during a re-survey of Porlier Pass aboard HMS Egeria, after Commander Cayetano Valdes, an officer in the Spanish navy, engaged in exploring this coast in command of the schooner Mexicana, in 1792.
Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)