Salmon River

Feature Type:River - Watercourse of variable size, which has tributaries and flows into a body of water or a larger watercourse.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows SW across BC-Alaska boundary into Portland Canal, NW of Stewart, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 56°04'17''N, 130°03'37''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 104B/1

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 20 January 1955 on 104B.

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

Headwaters at Salmon Glacier in BC at 56 05 40 - 130 03 30. Flows south into Portland Canal in Alaska in the vicinity of 55 54 - 130 01. Total length = 14 miles (length in BC = approx 1 mile)

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

Named in 1868 by Staff Cmdr. David Pender, RN

Source: Dictionary of Alaska Place Names, Geological Survey Professional Paper 567; US Department of Interior, Washington, 1967