Mount Synge

Feature Type:Mount - Variation of Mountain: Mass of land prominently elevated above the surrounding terrain, bounded by steep slopes and rising to a summit and/or peaks. ["Mount" preceding the name usually indicates that the feature is named after a person.]
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: On BC-Alberta boundary NE of head of Blaeberry River, NE of Golden, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 51°48'20''N, 116°39'44''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82N/15

Origin Notes and History:

Decision in 18th Report.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa

Named by Interprovincial Boundary surveyors in honour of Captain M.H. Synge, RE, who in 1852 advocated a railway route through the Rockies somewhat like that approved years later by Canadian Pacific Railway. Several articles of Synge's appeared in the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1850's and early 1860's (Ottawa file 0374).

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