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Early Survey Marking

This marker is located at high elevation in solid rock on Galiano Island in BC. It may be an early survey marker that could’ve been placed in 1790s by Dionisio Galiano or in 1850s by George Richards. Does anyone know the history of this marker?

Galiano Island is named after Spanish naval captain Dionisio Aleala Galiano, dispatched from Mexico in 1792 to chart what is now the BC coastline aboard the vessel Sutil. In the late 1850s, British surveyor George Richards of the H.M.S. Plumper honoured the Spanish officer – who died in combat at the Battle of Trafalgar during the Napoleonic Wars – by naming the island after him.

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