Mount Clague

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 junction of Wedeene and Kitimat Rivers, just NW of Kitimat, Range 5 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 54°05'19''N, 128°46'31''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 103I/2

Origin Notes and History:

Claque Mountain adopted 4 October 1951 on 103I, in association with the (mis-spelled) name of the triangulation station. Spelling changed to Mount Clague 23 May 1968 on 103I.

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

Triangulation station "Claque" occupied and named in 1949. The intended namesake was Herbert Naden Clague, BCLS, who laid out the subdivision scheme at Kitimat in 1910 in anticipation of the railway being built from Terrace; obtained his commission as a BC Land Surveyor in 1911; surveyed in the vicinity of Clayoquot and Nootka Sounds, 1913-15; died 1921.

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