Ermatinger Mountain

Name officially adopted in 1921
Feature type: Mount
Province: Alberta-BC boundary
Location: Alta-BC boundary, SE of Athabasca Pass
Latitude: 52°25’00” N
Longitude: 118°03’00” W
NTS map: 83D/8
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
Also listed at Geographical Names in Canada
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The name commemorates fur trader Edward Ermatinger (1797–1876), who was born on the Mediterranean island of Elba, where his father was employed by the British Army. Edward was educated in England, and in 1818 apprenticed to the Hudson’s Bay Company. In 1825 he was posted to the Columbia Department, which then included New Caledonia. He remained in the service of the HBC for ten years, and in 1830 retired to St. Thomas, Upper Canada. He wrote York Factory Express Journal.

References:

  • Ermatinger, Edward. Edward Ermatinger’s York Factory express journal, being a record of journeys made between Fort Vancouver and Hudson Bay in the years 1827–1828. Ottawa: Transactions of the Royal Society of Canada, 1912. Internet Archive
  • Wallace, W. Stewart. MacMillan Dictionary of Canadian biography. Toronto: MacMillan, 1978
  • Edward Ermatinger. Wikipedia

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