Mount Brew

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 side of Fraser River, just S of Lillooet, Lillooet Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°35'06''N, 121°58'16''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92I/12
Related Maps: 92I
92I/12

Origin Notes and History:

Mount Brew adopted in the 11th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 30 June 1912, as labelled on Lieut. Mayne's "Sketch of Part of British Columbia", 1859, and as labelled on Geological Survey of Canada sheet 557, Kamloops, 1895, and as identified in Annual Report of the Minister of Mines 1896, "History of Cayoosh Creek", p.548, and as labelled on Department of Interior map of the British Columbia Railway Belt, 1911, etc. Mis-labelled "Brew Mountain" on Dominion Sectional sheet 111, Kamloops, 1916. Name confirmed as Mount Brew 2 March 1950, positioned at 7300+ peak at 50 37 - 122 56. Altered application 23 January 1979 on 92I/12, to apply to the 9400+ peak at the head of Enterprise Creek, as identified on map 1010A accompanying Geological Survey of Canada Memoir 262 (date/title not cited).

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

Named in 1859 by Lieutenant Mayne, after Chartres Brew (1815-70), appointed the previous year as the first inspector of police in the new Crown Colony of British Columbia. Later Gold Commissioner at Richfield. See also Akrigg's British Columbia Place Names.

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

Note that Mayne's 1859 map identifies this feature as running NE-SW, elevation 5000 feet. Ridgelines actually run NW-SE, elevations 7000 - 9000+ feet. Described as "the gigantic mass of Mount Brew, to the southwest of the Town of Lillooet..." in 1896 BC Mines Report, p.548. Early maps cited above, plus 1950 & 1962 editions of 92I, and 1958, 1966 & 1975 editions of 92I/NW position this name at the 7300+ elevation east of Enterprise Creek, rather than at the 9400+ massif at the head of Enterprise Creek.

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