Dionisio 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: NE point of Galiano Island, E of Ladysmith, Cowichan Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°00'50''N, 123°34'25''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/4

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 14 January 1946 on C.3450, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 3618, 1907 et seq.

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

"Connected to Galiano Island by a narrow ridge of sand" (Sailing Directions, Vol 1, 17th edition, Canadian Hydrographic Service)

Source: included with note

Named by Captain John F. Parry, HMS Egeria, on re-surveying Porlier Pass in 1905, after Commander Dionisio Alcala Galiano, an officer of the Spanish navy. See Galiano Island for additional biographical information.

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

Labelled "Tongue Point" on Geological Survey sheet 997A, Nanaimo & New Westminster Mining Divisions, 1907.

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