BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Craig River
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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River - Watercourse of variable size, which has tributaries and flows into a body of water or a larger watercourse
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Flows NE from Alaska into BC, then NW into Iskut River, NW of Stewart, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 56°41'45''N, 131°18'24''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.: 104B/11
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 104B/11
104B/6
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Origin Notes and History:

Craig River adopted in 1930 on Geological Survey sheet 311A, Stikine River Area, as labelled on BC map 5C, Stikine River, 1929; not "South Fork Iskut River" as labelled on International Boundary (BC-Alaska) sheet #5, 1927.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Labelled "Craig (S.Fork Iskut) River" on BC map 5C, 1929. Headwaters in Alaska in the vicinity of 56° 27' - 131° 25'; crosses into British Columbia at 56° 29' 30" - 131° 17' 30" on 104B/6.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named after John Davidson Craig, BA, BSc, DLS, engineer in charge of international boundary surveys in the vicinity of Unuk River, 1905; Whiting River, 1906; Bradfield River, 1907; Iskut River, 1908, and Salmon River, 1920. J.D. Craig was appointed Boundary Commission for His Britannic Majesty, 7 May 1925.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office