Boat Encampment

British Columbia. Locality: Columbia River drainage
Confluence of Canoe River and Columbia River
52° 7′ 0″ N 118° 26′ 0″ W — Map 83D01 — GoogleGeoHack
Earliest known reference to this name is 1811 (David Thompson).

David Thompson’s “Boat Encampment” was submerged by Kinbasket Lake, the reservoir created by Mica Dam, completed in 1973. Previously an official name, it was cancelled in 1974.

This name “Boat Encampment” appears on the 1871 Trutch map. On the 1859 Arrowsmith map it appears as “Canoe Encampment.”

References:

  • Thompson, David [1770–1857]. David Thompson’s Narrative of His Explorations in Western America, 1784-1812. Edited by Joseph Burr Tyrrell, editor. Toronto: Champlain Society, 1916. University of British Columbia
  • Trutch, Joseph William [1826–1904]. Map of British Columbia to the 56th Parallel North Latitude. Victoria, B.C.: Lands and Works Office, 1871. University of Victoria
  • Boat Encampment. Wikipedia

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