Beechey Head
Beechey Head is on the southwestern shore of Vancouver Island, and marks the western entrance to Becher Bay, a feature with which its name is often confused.
Beechey Head was named by Captain Kellett in 1846 after Rear Admiral William James Robert Beechey, a Royal Navy navigator of some report, especially as Beechey had served under the legendary Lieutenant John Franklin; Beechey later became president of the Royal Geographical Society from 1855-56.1
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 66.
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Kellett, Henry

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Becher Bay

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