60 Copper Dr
British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver, Coast, & Mountains
- Takes its name from the Britannia Range, which rises behind it.
- About 1859 Captain Richards of the Royal Navy's survey ship Plumper named these mountains after HMS Britannia. This ship, the third of her name, was never in these waters.
- She served in the Battle of St. Vincent in 1797 and in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805.
- Domett Point - After William Domett, RN, flag captain to Admiral Sir Alexander Hood on HMS Royal George at the battle called 'The Glorious First of June,' 1794. He later became Admiral Sir William Domett.
- Furry Creek - After Oliver Furry, trapper and prospector, who in 1898 staked claims to the rich copper deposits later worked at Britannia Beach.
- Sky Pilot Mountain - Back around World war I, 'Sky Pilot' became a slang term for a chaplain or any other member of the clergy.
- Sky Pilot Rock at the east end of Desolation Sound was named after the United Church's mission boat Sky Pilot. The highest summit on the ridge west of Sky Pilot Mountain is known as The Copilot.
- Mount Wrottesley - After John, Lord Wrottesley (1798-1867), the astronomer who was president of the Royal Society from 1854 to 1857. Captain G.H. Richards, RN, named the mountain about 1860.
- With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.
Address of this page: http://bc.ruralroutes.com/BritanniaBeach