Leading Peak

Feature Type:Peak (2) - Summit of a mountain or hill, or the mountain or hill itself.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Anvil Island, Howe Sound, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°32'20''N, 123°18'16''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 5 February 1924, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart 579, 1863 et seq, and on BC Lands' map 2B, 1914.

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

Journal entry 14 June 1792: the sun shining at this time for a few minutes afforded an opportunity of ascertaining the latitude of the east point of an island which, from the shape of the mountain that composes it, obtained the name of Anvil Island.' (Vancouver, 8 ed, vol II, p.195) [description in 2004 Sailing Directions: Leading Peak, the summit of Anvil Island, is 754m high and very conspicuous from most parts of Howe Sound; it resembles the horn of an anvil pointed upwards.]

Source: Vancouver, Captain George; "A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and Round the World"; London 1798-1801 (5 books)