Skooks Landing

Feature Type:Landing (1) - A coastal or shore location where boats may put in to load or unload.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: N bank Liard River, between Coal River and Fireside, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 59°37'00''N, 127°07'00''W at the approximate population centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 94M/11
Related Maps: 94M
94M/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 March 1951 on 94M, as labelled on 94M/11, 1948.

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

John Ogilvie ("Skookum") Davidson (1892 - 1972), pioneer packer, guide and rancher in the area, established this landing after the Alaska Highway was completed in 1943. Just above the landing are the remains of a highway construction camp; Skooks would arrange for supplies to be set down on the highway there, pack them down a short trail to the landing, and boat them 150 miles up the Kechica River to his Diamond J Ranch. He used the landing until 1972, when he moved to Vancouver following a fire at the ranch. See Times-Colonist, Islander Magazine, 29-30 May 1983. Also Mount Skook Davidson.

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