Saltspring Island Land District / Ganges Harbour / Money Makers Rock / Mount Lehman / Southey Point / Mount Tuam
    
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  • Ganges Harbour
  • Money Makers Rock
  • Mount Lehman
  • Saltspring Island
  • Southey Point
  • Mount Tuam

109 PURVIS LANE
Salt Spring Island, British Columbia
V8K 1A0


British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver Island

Description From Owner:
  • Ganges Harbour - Earlier known as Admiralty Bay, it takes its name from HMS Ganges, eighty-four guns, flagship on the RN's Pacific Station 1857-60.
  • The Ganges, built in 1821, was the last British sailing battleship commissioned for service outside home waters.
  • Money Makers Rock - Boaters put holes in their hulls so often here that the local repair yard takes in plenty of money.
  • Mount Lehman - For over a century, the locals have refused to apply to their Maxwell's Mountain its official name of Baynes Peak, after Rear-Admiral Baynes, RN.
  • Accordingly, in 1938, they insisted on this name for their park, memorializing the Maxwell family, which had lived continuously on the island since the mid-1860s.
  • Saltspring Island - The name was applied early by HBC officers who were interested in the possibility of getting salt from the briny springs on this island.
  • In 1859 Captain Richards named this Admiral Island and its highest peak Mount Baynes, in honour of Rear-Admiral Baynes, then in command of the Pacific Station.
  • The name Saltspring Island continued to be used by the islanders, however, and in 1905 it was made the official name of the island.
  • Southey Point - Named in 1859 after James L. Southey, RN, secretary to Rear-Admiral Baynes.
  • Mount Tuam - From the Straits Salish Indian word that means 'flanked by the sea' or 'facing the sea.'
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.


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  • Vesuvius Bay

  • After the Royal Navy's paddle sloop Vesuvius, which served in the Black Sea during the Crimean War.


  • Baynes Peak

  • After Rear-Admiral Robert Lambert Baynes, who commanded the Royal Navy's Pacific Station from 1857 to 1860.


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