Mount Meager

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: W of jct. of Meager Creek and Lillooet River, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°37'54''N, 123°30'15''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92J/12

Origin Notes and History:

Meager Mountain adopted 6 May 1924 on Ottawa file OBF 0836, as labelled on BC map 2D, 1923; form of name changed to Mount Meager in 1966 Gazetteer. Confirmed 31 May 1982 on 92 J/12.

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

"The local name, Cathedral, was duplicated elsewhere, so the mountain was renamed Meager after the creek of that name which lies to the south of it." and "....for as long as we know, The Cathedral has been the local name..." (letter March 1983, file P.1.51)

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

After J.B. Meager, holder of the timber licenses located along Meager Creek. Note that the 1913 surveys for timber lots 7649, 7652-55 & 7668 were made for J.B. Meagher [sic] according to surveyor's notation in Field Book 2728/13 ph22, although there's no signature in the field book to confirm the spelling of the licencee's name.

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