Broughton Peaks

Feature Type:Peaks - Summit of a mountain or hill, or the mountain or hill itself. Plural of Peak (2).
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W of S end of Effingham Inlet, N of Bamfield, Clayoquot Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 48°59'45''N, 125°13'31''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92C/14

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 3 April 1934 on C.327, as labelled on British Admiralty Charts 592, 1861 et seq. 3 peaks.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Named in 1860 by Captain Richards, RN, after Commodore William Robert Broughton, captain of HM Chatham.... See Broughton Island.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Mis-spelled "Brougham" on preliminary draft of "Chart of Barclay Sound by Officers of HMS Hecate", 1861, plan 4T35. Spelled correctly on published edition.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office