Cataline Creek

Feature Type:Creek (1) - Watercourse, usually smaller than a river.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows NW into Babine River, NE of Hazelton, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 55°35'55''N, 127°10'03''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 93M/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 21 April 1966 on 93M.

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

After Jean Caux, better known as "Cataline", an early frontiersman who operated a pack train out of Hazelton at the beginning of the 20th century, according to Article 20 of Sperry Cline's memoirs.

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

"....the legendary Cataline, who packed supplies from Ashcroft to the Yukon as early as 1897 with a train of 60 mules and 50 horses." (BC Outdoors magazine, December 1975, p.10)

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