Deadmans Island

Feature type: island
Province: British Columbia
Location: Fraser River downstream from Tête Jaune

In September 1911, as construction of the railroad’s tote road approached Tête Jaune Cache, two young American adventurers, A. C. Jennison and D.C. Adams, freighted a canoe through the Yellowhead Pass to Resplendent. They canoed down the Fraser River until they reached the box canyon above Tête Jaune Cache, where their canoe capsized in an eddy and they both drowned. Weeks later their bodies were found, one of them at the point of this island a few miles below the Cache.


  • MacGregor, James Grierson, 1905-1989. Overland by the Yellowhead. Saskatoon: Western Producer, 1974

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