BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Alcala Point
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
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: W side Galiano Island near N end, Cowichan Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°00'06''N, 123°35'23''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, HMS Egeria while surveying Porlier Pass, after Dionisio Alcala Galiano, an officer in the Spanish Navy, engaged exploring this coast in 1792. (See also Walbran's British Columbia Coast Names)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office