Boston Bar

Feature Type:Bar (1) - A ridge or succession of ridges of sand or other unconsolidated material extending across the mouth of a river, harbour or bay and which may obstruct navigation.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: In Fraser River, N of mouth of Anderson Creek, between Yale and Lytton, Yale Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°51'00''N, 121°26'15''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD27
NTS Map: 92H/14

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 7 April 1955 on 92H/14, as long-labelled on maps and identified in descriptions of the Fraser River gold rush.

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

So-named because most of the placer miners working this bar in 1858-59 were "Boston men" ie. Americans, in turn because the first American ships off this coast were invariably from Boston, the Indians took to calling them "Boston men".

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