Ogden 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: E entrance point to Victoria Harbour, Victoria Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°24'54''N, 123°23'12''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92B/6

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 1 May 1934 on Department of National Defence map 415a, Victoria, as a long-established local name.

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

Named in 1843 by the officers of the Hudson's Bay Company vessel Beaver, and so-labelled by Captain Kellett on his 1846 survey of Victoria Harbour. Named after Peter Skene Ogden (1794-1854), one of the most important figures during HBC days early in the nineteenth century. His trapping expeditions for the Company into the Snake River country between 1824 and 1830 - intended to deplete the area so as to make it unattractive to American trappers - demanded incredible stamina and courage. These expeditions covered most of the American Northwest and took him as far as California and Utah. (Ogden, Utah, is also named after him). In 1835, now one of the company's chief factors, he took charge of the New Caledonia district, with his headwaters at Fort St. James.

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