Taku 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 Taku Inlet, S of Atlin Lake, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 58°34'55''N, 133°39'35''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 104K/12
Related Maps: 104K/11
104K/12
104K/14

Origin Notes and History:

Taku River adopted 4 April 1933 (Ottawa file OBF 1424). Re-approved 6 May 1947 on 104/NW, also 8 July 1954 on 104N.

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

Meaning: Saumon (Salmon); Taku subdivision of the Tlingit family. ("Les noms indiens de mon pays," by Fr. Etienne Guinard; Montreal, 1959; p.167.)

Source: included with note