Spokshute 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: S side of confluence of Ecstall and Skeena Rivers, just behind Port Essington (community), SE of Prince Rupert, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°06'17''N, 129°57'04''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103I/4

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 5 April 1927 on C313, as labelled on 1918 tracing for the same chart; confirmed 4 October 1951 on 103I/4.

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

So-named in 1914 by Captain P.C. Musgrave et al; the survey that year was conducted by Lieutenant Commander J.H. Knight and Mr. L.R. Davies, and Spokshute was the Indian name for [Port] Essington. (August 1973 information from M. Bolton, Ottawa file 103I/4, c.3713)

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