Mount Harvey

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.]
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Just NE of Lions Bay (community) on E side of Howe Sound, New Westminster Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°28'31''N, 123°12'00''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92G/6

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 5 February 1924, as labelled on British Admiralty Chart A579, 1860 and on BC map 2B, 1914. Elevation 5,865 feet.

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

Named about 1859 by Captain Richard, HMS Plumper, after Captain John Harvey (1740 - 1794), captain of HMS Brunswick, 98 guns, in the battle of the "Glorious First of June", 1794, and died soon thereafter of wounds incurred..... (see Walbran for a complete biography) See also Brunswick Mountain.

Source: Walbran, John T; "British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: Their Origin and History"; published for the Geographic Board of Canada, Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)