The Blackwater Tusk

Feature Type:Spire - Tall, slender, sharp-pointed peak; or a mountain.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: N of McBride, Cariboo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°23'31''N, 120°06'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93H/8

Origin Notes and History:

The Blackwater Tusk (spire) adopted 13 July 1994 on 93H/8, as submitted by BC Forest Service, McBride.

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

Some mountaineers have called this "The Needle"

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

This spire is the most notable landmark visible from the well-travelled McBride Peak area (see photo on file Mc.1.62), and an official name is required for communication purposes. "Blackwater" is the historic name for the nearby McKale River.

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