Taku

Feature Type:Locality - A named place or area, generally with a scattered population of 50 or less.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E side of Graham Inlet Tagish Lake, just NW of Atlin, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 59°38'00''N, 133°51'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 104N/12

Origin Notes and History:

Taku (steamer landing) adopted 6 May 1947 on 104/NW; re-approed 4 October 1951on 104N. Form of name changed to Taku (locality) 29 November 1984 (Ottawa file 203-2).

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

This is the point at which steamers from Carcross land freight and passengers enroute to Atlin; a tramway connects from Taku Landing to Atlin Lake. (Ottawa file OBF 0002).

Source: included with note