Henry Stradiotti
Stradiotti reef — the reef to the South East of the Big Meadows — was named for Henry Felix Stradiotti, a 27-year-old former UBC track and football star.

Henry Stradiotti, Football  player 
(Source: 1941 UBC Yearbook - The Totem)

Henry Stradiotti, Football player
(Source: 1941 UBC Yearbook - The Totem)


He was the skipper of the fish packer Carolina Maria, which on January 4, 1945 foundered on the reef during a gale.

Stradiotti managed to swim to the south shore, but died there of exhaustion and exposure [it was January!]. Three other crew members were also lost.
(Source: Kennedy, 1992, p137)

Henry Stradiotti, Rugby  player 
(Source: 1941 UBC Yearbook - The Totem)

Henry Stradiotti, Rugby player
(Source: 1941 UBC Yearbook - The Totem)


Notes
1. According to KnowBC: "Stradiotti Reef [was] named by the hydrographic service in 1945 for Henry Felix Stradiotti, from Vancouver, whose body was recovered near this spot after his 19-m fish packer, the Carolina Marie, foundered in a gale on Dec 27, 1944.

He was 27 years old, a former schoolteacher and graduate of UBC, where he had been a rugby star. The bodies of the three other crew members were never found and the tragic incident was never satisfactorily explained: the boat, suspected to have hit Mystery Reef, was not holed, the abundant life-saving gear never used, the throttle left wide open, the stove lit and the radio telegraph turned off. The boat’s papers were later found to be missing."
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