Mount Brunswick

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Mount Brunswick
Brunswick Mountain
Mount Brunswick is located in British Columbia
Mount Brunswick
Mount Brunswick
Highest point
Elevation 1,788 m (5,866 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,294 m (4,245 ft) [1]
Parent peak Sky Pilot Mountain[1]
Listing Mountains of British Columbia
Coordinates 49°29′16″N 123°12′05″W / 49.48778°N 123.20139°W / 49.48778; -123.20139Coordinates: 49°29′16″N 123°12′05″W / 49.48778°N 123.20139°W / 49.48778; -123.20139[2]
Geography
Location British Columbia, Canada
Parent range Britannia Range
Topo map NTS 92G/06
Climbing
First ascent 1889[1]

Mount Brunswick (officially Brunswick Mountain[2]), 1788 m (5866 feet),[1] is a summit in the Britannia Range of the North Shore Mountains on the Howe Sound side of the latter range. The mountain is located just northwest of the village of Lions Bay and is the namesake of Brunswick Beach, a locality on the Howe Sound shoreline below. Brunswick is the highest peak of the North Shore Mountains.

Name origin[edit]

Brunswick was, like other names in the Howe Sound area, named in 1859 by Captain Richards in association with the Battle of the Glorious First of June in 1794. The HMS Brunswick, 74 guns, 1,836 tons, built at Deptford, 1790, was commanded by Capt. John Harvey who lost a limb in the conflict. Also in the area is Mount Harvey, also named for the captain, and nearby is Hutt Island, which was named for Captain John Hutt who also lost a limb and commanded the HMS Queen in the battle.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Brunswick Mountain". Bivouac.com. Retrieved 2014-04-20. 
  2. ^ a b "Brunswick Mountain". BC Geographical Names. Retrieved 2014-04-20. 
  3. ^ Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971, quoted in BC Names]

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