Britannia Beach / Domett Point / Furry Creek

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Britannia Beach, BC (Nearby: Minaty Bay, Furry Creek, Oliver's Landing, Darrell Bay, Woodfibre)

  • Britannia Beach
  • Domett Point
  • Furry Creek

60 Copper Dr
Britannia Beach, British Columbia
V0N 1J0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver, Coast, & Mountains

Description From Owner:
  • 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.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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