Stuart Lake
This large lake is located in central British Columbia, and Fort Saint James is on its shores.1 Originally named Nak'al Bun by the Dakelh people, Stuart Lake was called Sturgeon Lake by Simon Fraser; he later named it after John Stuart, who was a part of Fraser's expedition down the Fraser River.2
  • 1. Stuart Lake, BC Geographical Names Information System.
  • 2. G. P. V. Akrigg and H. B. Akrigg, British Columbia Place Names (Vancouver: UBC Press, 1997), 257.
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The Colonial Despatches Team. Stuart Lake. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria.

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