Clifford Point
Clifford Point is located at the southwest end of Bawden Bay in Clayoquot Sound, just east of Ahousat on Flores Island. Bawden Bay was named after Charles Bawden, master of the Bacchante, and Clifford Point was named after Bawden’s son, who also served in the navy.1 In a letter attached to this correspondence, Clifford Point is referred to as a surveillance post for naval operations in Clayoquot Sound, specifically for Pike’s siege of the Huu-ay-aht community who were supposedly involved in the death of Banfield and offer[ed] a determined resistance to any investigation by the colonial authority on their territory.2
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Banfield, William “Eddy”

Pike, John W.

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HMS Bacchante, 1859-1869

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Bawden Bay

Clayoquot Sound