Mayne Island / Bennett Bay / Campbell Bay / Georgina Bay / Helen Point / Miners Bay

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Mayne Island, BC (Nearby: Lighthouse Point, Galiano, Sturdies Bay, Port Washington, Pender Island)

  • Bennett Bay
  • Campbell Bay
  • Georgina Bay
  • Helen Point
  • Mayne  Island
  • Miners Bay

424 Fernhill Rd
Mayne Island, British Columbia
V0N 2J0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Vancouver Island

Description From Owner:
  • Bennett Bay named after Thomas and Alice Bennett, who settled here about 1879. Weary after a long journey from Scotland, Mrs. Bennett opined that they had arrived at 'the arse end of the world.'
  • Campbell Bay named after Samuel Campbell, MD, assistant surgeon on HMS Plumper from 1857 to 1861.
  • Georgina Bay - After Lady Georgina Mary Seymour, wife of Rear-Admiral Sir George F. Seymour, RN, in command of the Pacific Station 1844-6.
  • The discovery of an English penny of 1784 on this point supports the theory that one of Captain Vancouver's boat parties camped here on 12 June 1792.
  • Helen Point - This point at the western entrance to Active Pass is named after the wife of Joseph W. McKay, Chief Trader, HBC. She came to Victoria from England in 1858 and married McKay in 1860.
  • Mayne Island - After Richard Charles Mayne, RN, who arrived on this coast in 1857 as lieutenant on the survey ship Plumper.
  • He served here until 1861, when he was promoted to commander and returned to England.
  • In 1862 he published Four Years in British Columbia and Vancouver Island, a book that should be in any library of British Columbiana. Rear-Admiral R.C. Mayne, MP, died in 1892 while attending a banquet at the Mansion House, London.
  • Miners Bay - During the Fraser River gold rush of 1858-9, this was the favourite overnight camping spot for prospectors making, by open boat, the two-day crossing from Fort Victoria to the mouth of the Fraser River.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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