#85 Mr. William J. Stewart was a graduate of the Royal Military College, Kingston, he attached the names of some twenty-five officers and cadets to rocks, islands etc., in Georgian Bay, North Channel and St. Mary River region of Ontario.
He Canada’s first chief hydrographer, (1863-1925) and surveyed the area during 1883-93.
• Bowen Island, St. Joseph Channel, Algoma District, Ontario was named in honour of #13 Major General Aylesworth Bowen Perry , C.M.G., one of the Old Eighteen. 19′ 4″ North 84o 3′ 52″ West.
Major General Perry (August 21, 1860 – February 14, 1956) served as the sixth Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, from August 1, 1900 to March 31, 1923.
• Stairs Island, Parry Sound was named in honour of #52 Captain William Grant Stairs. He was an explorer who accompanied Henry Morton Stanley through Africa on the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition. 45o 32′ 7″ North 80o 25′ 35″ West
• Würtele Point, St. Joseph Channel, Algoma District, Ontario was named in honour of #1 Lt. Col. Ernest F. Würtele, 8th Royal Rifles Quebec. He was one of the Old Eighteen. He served as Secretary of the Royal Military College Club in 1892.
46o 19′ 28″ North 83o 53′ 23″ West Ontario History
RESEARCHED BY E3161 VICTORIA EDWARDS (RMC 2003)