Point Franklin was named by British mariner Frederick William Beechey on August 15, 1826 after Lieutenant (afterwards Sir) John Franklin. It is a strange coincidence that he named this cape just two days after Sir John Franklin had named his "farthest point" after Captain Beechey.
Sea otters are a common sight in the waters near Point Franklin. Whales can also be sighted offshore in the point area.
- Beechey, Frederick William (1832). Narrative of a voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait: to co-operate with the Polar expeditions : performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom, under the command of Captain F.W. Beechey, R.N. ... in the years 1825,26,27,28.. Philadelphia: Carey & Lea.
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