Mount Bate

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: N side of upper Conuma River, N of Tlupana Inlet, Nootka Sound, Nootka Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°53'23''N, 126°28'22''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92E/16

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 6 November 1934 on C.345 applying to a summit approx. 5550 feet asl. Had been labelled on British Admiralty Chart 569, 1866, and on BC map 2C, 1919, applying to a summit approx. 5091 feet asl. Location confirmed 3 April 1952 on 92E/16. Location confirmed again, 31 December 1991 on 92E/16, upon receiving advice from the Vancouver Island section of the Alpine Club of Canada, that Mount Bate is understood by climbers to be the highest summit east of Mount Alava.

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

Named in 1862 by Captain Richards, RN; this feature is at the head of Richards' "Canton Gorge", and likely refers to Captain William Thornton Bate, RN, a noted surveying officer who was killed during the capture of Canton, China, 29 December 1857. Additional biographical details in Walbran's British Columbia Coast Names. Also Bate Passage.

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

Labelled in wrong location on federal 1:50,000 map 92E/16, ed.2, 1976.

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