Bowyer Island

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Bowyer Island is a small private island in Howe Sound. It comprises Kildare Estates and Bowyer Island Estates. It is located east of Bowen Island and Horseshoe Bay. BC Liberal politician, formerly Attorney-General of British Columbia, Geoff Plant is a seasonal resident.[1]

Bowyer Island was named by Capt. George Henry Richards of HMS Plumper between 1857–1861, after Rear-Admiral George Bowyer, (1740–1800), commander of HMS Barfleur during the Glorious First of June[2] (all the names used in Howe Sound are in honour of the battle of the Glorious First of June).[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Sovereign shift you can take to the bank". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  2. ^ BCGNIS entry "Bowyer Island" Archived August 26, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.

Coordinates: 49°25′30″N 123°16′0″W / 49.42500°N 123.26667°W / 49.42500; -123.26667