Duke 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: Extending N into Nanaimo Harbour on the W side of Northumberland Channel, Nanaimo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°09'00''N, 123°53'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/4

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 11 May 1905 and identified in the 6th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1906, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 2512, 1903; applying to a narrow peninsula or finger extending into Northumberland Channel, about 1 mile southeast of Jack Point.

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

Named in 1903 by Cmdr Parry, HM Egeria, suggested by the fact that the adjacent channel had been named after the Duke of Northumberland in 1853.

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

Eventually Duke Point and the adjacent larger finger, Jack Point, were dredged and filled, forming one large peninsula, now commonly called Duke Point.

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