Fetherstonhaugh Pass

Feature Type:Pass (2) - Low opening in a mountain range or hills, offering a route from one side to the other.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary, SE of Casket Pass, N of McBride, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°42'54''N, 119°51'38''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 83E/12

Origin Notes and History:

Fetherstonhaugh Pass adopted 1 December 1925 for BC-Alberta Boundary sheet #37.

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

"Muddywater Pass" had been suggested by British Columbia, and "South Muddywater Pass" suggested as a modification by the Geographic Board of Canada. The name settled upon, Fetherstonhaugh Pass, refers to W.S. Fetherstonhaugh, divisional engineer (Calgary), Canadian National Railways, who did work in this vicinity in 1905 and again in 1906, through the Wapiti and Yellowhead Passes.

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

"Gunsight Pass" identified on BC name card as old/other name for Fetherstonhaugh Pass (map/document title or date not cited)

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.