BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Cataline Creek
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Flows NW into Babine River, NE of Hazelton, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 55°35'55''N, 127°10'03''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 93M/11
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 21 April 1966 on 93M.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
After Jean Caux, better known as "Cataline", an early frontiersman who operated a pack train out of Hazelton at the beginning of the 20th century, according to Article 20 of Sperry Cline's memoirs.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"....the legendary Cataline, who packed supplies from Ashcroft to the Yukon as early as 1897 with a train of 60 mules and 50 horses." (BC Outdoors magazine, December 1975, p.10)
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office