Alcala 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: W side Galiano Island near N end, Cowichan Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°00'06''N, 123°35'23''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, HMS Egeria, while surveying Porlier Pass, after Dionisio Alcala Galiano, an officer in the Spanish Navy, engaged exploring this coast in 1792. (See also Walbran's British Columbia Coast Names)

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