Cayetano 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: SW point of Valdes Island, between Gabriola and Galiano Islands, Nanaimo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°00'46''N, 123°36'02''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.

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 during a re-survey of Porlier Pass aboard HMS Egeria, after Commander Cayetano Valdes, an officer in the Spanish navy, engaged in exploring this coast in command of the schooner Mexicana, in 1792.

Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)