Whitesail Reach

Feature Type:Reach - Relatively straight section of a river, lake, or inlet.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: SW of Ootsa Lake at NW side of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park, Range 4 Coast Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 53°41'50''N, 126°43'20''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93E/10

Origin Notes and History:

Whitesail River adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924, as submitted November 1921 by Frank Swannell, BCLS. Confirmed 11 January 1952. Name changed to Whitesail Reach 1 March 1956 on 93E, following creation of Nechako Reservoir behind the Kenney Dam.

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

Formerly Whitesail River, Whitesail Lake and Sinclair Lake; both lakes and the 8-mile long connecting river channel were submerged c1954 under Nechako Reservoir.

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