The curvature of the seawall at the western shoreline of Brockton Point, Stanley Park, Vancouver, Canada. 14 September 2014. (Photo: Hendrik Slegtenhorst)

Curvature – Brockton Point – Stanley Park Seawall, Vancouver

The point is named after Francis Brockton, the senior engineer aboard the HMS Plumper, a Royal Navy survey sloop commanded by Captain George Henry Richards. A plumper is something that plunges abruptly into water. Brockton discovered coal nearby, and Richards named the waters Coal Harbour. From the early 1870s until Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery opened…