Germansen River

Feature Type:River - Watercourse of variable size, which has tributaries and flows into a body of water or a larger watercourse.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Flows N into Omineca River, NW of Mackenzie, Cassiar Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 55°47'13"N, 124°41'59"W at the approximate mouth of this feature.
Datum: WGS84
NTS Map: 93N/15

Origin Notes and History:

Germansen River adopted 2 June 1950 on 93N, as labelled on BC Lands' maps 1H and 5A, both 1917. Also Germansen Lake.

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

Identified as "Germansen Creek" in BC Mines Reports 1874-1935. After James Germansen.

Source: Provincial Archives of BC "Place Names File" compiled 1945-1950 by A.G. Harvey from various sources, with subsequent additions

After James Germansen, born in St. Paul, Minnesota, who discovered gold in this river in 1870.

Source: Akrigg, Helen B. and Akrigg, G.P.V; British Columbia Place Names; Sono Nis Press, Victoria 1986 /or University of British Columbia Press 1997