Bowsprit Mountain

Feature Type:Mountain - Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: N side of Tauton Lake near head of Stikine River in Spatsizi Plateau Wilderness Provincial Park, SE of Telegraph Creek (community), Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 57°19'30''N, 128°06'42''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 104H/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 4 September 1952 Decision on 104H, as labelled on Plan of Groundhog Coal Country, by T. Rognaas, 1915, and on BC map 1H, 1917 et seq.

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

Origin/significance not recorded [a bowsprit is a large spar projecting forward from the stem of a ship.]

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