Atluck Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: S of Nimpkish Lake, SE of Port McNeill, Rupert Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 50°12'43"N, 126°57'40"W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 92L/2

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 9 January 1934 as labelled on BC map 2C, 1919, and as noted by the Geographic Board 2 September 1930 and listed in 1930 BC Gazetteer.

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

Identified by name about 1907; origin/significance not known.

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

Atluck is an anglicization, recorded in 1862 by Lt. Atkin and Dr. Wood, of the Indigenous name given by their Indigenous guides. (Information provided by local researcher who referenced The Victoria Daily Colonist, 13 Dec, 1862 and reports found in GR 1372, file 1215 as enclosures in Richards to Douglas, 20 Jun, 1862)

Source: included with note