Mount Brunswick

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Mount Brunswick (officially Brunswick Mountain[2]), 1,788 metres (5,866 ft),[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.

Mount Brunswick
Brunswick Mountain
2015 Brunswick Mountain.jpg
Highest point
Elevation1,788 m (5,866 ft) [1]
Prominence1,294 m (4,245 ft) [1]
Parent peakSky Pilot Mountain[1]
ListingMountains of British Columbia
Coordinates49°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
Parent rangeBritannia Range
Topo mapNTS 92G/06
Climbing
First ascent1889[1]

Name originEdit

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. HMS Brunswick, 74 guns, 1,836 tons, built at Deptford, 1790, was commanded by Captain 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 HMS Queen in the battle.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  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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