BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Boston Bar
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Bar (1) - A ridge or succession of ridges of sand or other unconsolidated material extending across the mouth of a river, harbour or bay and which may obstruct navigation
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: In Fraser River, N of mouth of Anderson Creek, between Yale and Lytton, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°51'00''N, 121°26'15''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD27
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92H/14
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 April 1955 on 92H/14, as long-labelled on maps and identified in descriptions of the Fraser River gold rush.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
So-named because most of the placer miners working this bar in 1858-59 were "Boston men" ie. Americans, in turn because the first American ships off this coast were invariably from Boston, the Indians took to calling them "Boston men".
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office