Meares Point

Feature Type:Point - Land area jutting into a water feature; also used for a convex change in direction of a shoreline.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: NW side of Graham Island, facing Parry Passage, Queen Charlotte Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°11'04''N, 133°01'34''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103K/3

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Confirmed 2 June 1949 on C.3868.

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

Named by the Hydrographic Service after John Meares, one of the owners of the Iphigenia Nubiana, which Douglas sailed to this area in 1788 and 1789.... [see also Meares Island]

Source: Dalzell, Kathleen E; Queen Charlotte Islands - Book 2: of places and names; Prince Rupert: Cove Press, 1973