Kingcome Point

Feature Type:Point - Land area jutting into a water feature; also used for a convex change in direction of a shoreline.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: NE end of Princess Royal Island, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°17'57''N, 128°54'34''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103H/7

Origin Notes and History:

Kingcome Point adopted in the 2nd Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1900. "Kingcome Point (not Kingcombe)" identified in the 6th Report, 30 June 1906 et seq.

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

Confirmed 14 June 1946 on 103 SE, 2 March 1950 on c.3740 and 2 October 1952 on 103H.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

"Named c1867 by Captain Pender, RN, after Captain William Kingcome of the mercantile marine, nephew of Rear Admiral John Kingcome, commander in chief on this station 1863-64. Captain Kingcome had charge of the Hudson's Bay Company's barque 'Princess Royal', 1862-63, having previously been first master on her 1859-61, under the command of Captain J.T.Trivett. The names of Trivett and Kingcome points, in close association with each other, were doubtless given to points on Princess Royal Island, as the name of the island coincided with the name of their ship."

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)