Craig 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 NE from Alaska into BC, then NW into Iskut River, NW of Stewart, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 56°41'45''N, 131°18'24''W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 104B/11
Related Maps: 104B/11
104B/6

Origin Notes and History:

Craig River adopted in 1930 on Geological Survey sheet 311A, Stikine River Area, as labelled on BC map 5C, Stikine River, 1929; not "South Fork Iskut River" as labelled on International Boundary (BC-Alaska) sheet #5, 1927.

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

Labelled "Craig (S.Fork Iskut) River" on BC map 5C, 1929. Headwaters in Alaska in the vicinity of 56° 27' - 131° 25'; crosses into British Columbia at 56° 29' 30" - 131° 17' 30" on 104B/6.

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

Named after John Davidson Craig, BA, BSc, DLS, engineer in charge of international boundary surveys in the vicinity of Unuk River, 1905; Whiting River, 1906; Bradfield River, 1907; Iskut River, 1908, and Salmon River, 1920. J.D. Craig was appointed Boundary Commission for His Britannic Majesty, 7 May 1925.

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