Fairview Point

Feature Type:Point - Land area jutting into a water feature; also used for a convex change in direction of a shoreline.
Status:
Relative Location: Just S of Prince Rupert on W side of Kaien Island, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°17'20''N, 130°21'25''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103J/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 9th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1910, for Dominion Chart #302. Confirmed 3 July 1946 on C3702, and 3 April 1952 on 103J. Name rescinded 27 January 1976 on C3701.

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.

Descriptive name, given in 1897 for the outlook to Venn Passage. Structural work in Prince Rupert Harbour has obliterated the natural feature, and the Fairview Container Terminal is located in this general area. "Fairview Point lay 8 cables [1483m or .92 mile] north of Casey Point." (Sailing Directions, 1974, p.181)

Source: BC place name cards, files, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer/Geographical Names Office.