Cortes Island: named after Hernando Cortes, the spanish conqueror of Mexico. Sutil Point: formerly Reef Point because of a mile long reef that lies off it, it was renamed in 1945 after the Spanish schooner. Smelt Bay: named after the capelin fish which used to swim ashore in the thousands to spawn. Manson’s Landing named after Michael Manson, the first white settler on Cortes. Whaletown: named for a whaling station established there by the Dawson Whaling Co. from 1869-70. Von Donop Inlet: named after a midshipman on R.M.S. Carvbdish. Carrington Bay: named by Cpt. Pender after an Admiralty draughtsman. ,Varina Island: named after a beautiful slave captured at San Juan de Ulloa by Cortes. She eventually became his mistress and aided him in his overthrow of the Aztec Kingdom.