Tonquin Creek

Feature type: Creek (1)
Province: British Columbia
Location: Flows W into Fraser River, S of Yellowhead Lake
Latitude: 52°44’00”
Longitude: 118°33’00”
NTS map: 83D/10
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names
Named after the John Jacob Astor’s ship, the Tonquin, which in 1810 sailed from New York and founded Fort Astoria, a trading post at the mouth of the Columbia River.

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