Mount Jetté

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.]
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Just inside junction of Alaska, BC and Yukon boundaries at extreme NW corner of the province, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 59°59'41''N, 139°03'10''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 114O/14

Origin Notes and History:

Mount Jetté adopted in the 19th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 1927, as labelled on plan 58B2, topographic map of Yukon Territory, 1917 (16 October 1924 letter from Geographic Board to BC Geographic Division).

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

Also identified as "Boundary Peak 177" in Report of the International Boundary Commission, and on BC-Alaska Boundary Altas sheet 13, 1928. Mis-spelled "Jotte" on Department of Interior map of Yukon Territory, 1924. Mis-spelled "Jette" (without the acute accent) on current federal 1:50,000 map 104O/14 and 1:250,000 map 104O.

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

Named by the US Coast and Geodetic Survey in 1908, after Sir Louis Jetté, KCMG (1836-1920), a member of the 1903 Canadian Boundary Tribunal, and lieutenant-governor of the province of Québec from 1898 to 1908. Jetté was elected to the House of Commons for Montreal in 1872; appointed Judge of the Supreme Court in 1878; appointed Chief Justice of the province of Québec in 1909. He taught at Laval University and was Dean of Montreal University.

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