Whiting 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. into Alaska, S. of Taku River., Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 58°11'09''N, 133°12'53''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 104K/3
Related Maps: 104K/3
104K/6
104K/7

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted in the 18th Report of the Geographic Board of Canada, 31 March 1924. Re-approved 6 May 1947 on 104NW.

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

Named in 1888 by Lieut Cmdr C. M. Thomas, USN, for assistant surgeon Robert Whiting, USN, a member of his surveying party. The name was published in the 1891 US Coast Guard Pilot p.149.

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.