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Seton Portage / Marshall Creek / Mission Ridge / Nosebag Creek / Seton Lake / Anderson Lake ~ River

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Seton Portage, BC (Nearby: South Shalalth, Shalalth, McGillivray, Moha, D'Arcy)

  • Marshall Creek
  • Marshall Creek
  • Mission Ridge
  • Nosebag Creek
  • Nosebag Creek
  • Seton Lake
  • Anderson Lake ~ River
  • Pacific Great Eastern Railway (BC Rail) from the east end of Seton Lake BC, 1910s

6650 Seton Portage Rd
Seton Portage, British Columbia
V0N 3B0

British Columbia Tourism Region : Cariboo Chilcotin Coast

Description From Owner:
  • Marshall Creek - After John Marshall, who established a flour mill near Soda Creek in 1868. Later he had a mill at Lillooet. He was also a prospector.
  • Mission Ridge - Named after the mission on Seton Lake. The trail linking the mission with the Bridge River area went through MISSION PASS.
  • Nosebag Creek - In his book Beyond the Rockies (p. 152), Lukin Johnston mentions meeting 'a delightful old gentleman named Jones 'Jonesey' for short, or sometimes 'Nosebag Jonesey'.
  • From him Nosebag Creek takes its name.' Presumably Nosebag Jones was fond of his food. (A nosebag, partly filled with oats, would be slipped over the head of a horse to let it eat during a halt.)
  • Seton Lake - Anderson said that he named this lake after a 'near relative and playmate of my early days, Colonel Alexander Seton of the 74th,
  • whose heroic fate I also commemorate by naming the Birkenhead Strait after the ship in which he so nobly perished.' (See Birkenhead River.)
  • Anderson Lake ~ River - After Alexander Caulfield Anderson, born in Calcutta in 1814 and educated in England. He entered the service of the HBC and arrived at Fort Vancouver on the Columbia River in 1832.
  • During the 1840s he made important explorations of the country between Fort Kamloops and Fort Langley. He left the service of the HBC in 1854.
  • In 1858 Governor Douglas commissioned him to open up a route from the lower Fraser River, via Harrison Lake and Lillooet, to the upper Fraser.
  • Douglas was so pleased with this survey that he expressed a wish that Anderson would bestow his own name upon this lake, which was an important part of the route.
  • ANDERSON RIVER, which flows westward into the Fraser near Boston Bar, is also named after A.C. Anderson.
  • With permission from G.P.V and Helen B. Akrigg 1997 British Columbia Place Names. UBC Press.

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Nearby Lakes and Mountains:
  • Nosebag Mountain, 9km
  • Anderson Lake, 12km
  • Seton Lake, 12km
  • Twin Lakes, 23km
  • Melvin Lake, 23km
  • Mount Bishop, 23km
  • Whitecap Mountain, 16km
  • Keary Lake, 17km
  • Mount McLean, 16km
  • Moon Lake, 16km
  • Serpentine Lake, 24km
  • Rex Peak, 23km
  • Lake La Mare, 26km
  • Carol Lake, 21km
  • Star Mountain, 18km
  • Mount Birch, 28km
  • Burkholder Lake, 29km
  • Mount Duncan, 27km
  • Mount Piebiter, 20km
  • Prospector Peaks, 22km
  • Mount McGillivray, 21km
  • Duffey Lake, 34km
  • Carpenter Lake, 25km
  • Nequatque Lake, 30km
  • Blackwater Lake, 26km
  • Mount Rohr, 35km
  • Nequatque Mountain, 31km
  • Mount Marriott, 32km
  • Royal Peak, 24km
  • Mount Bobb, 25km
  • Mount Brew, 26km
  • Mount Weinhold, 25km
  • Shulaps Peak, 33km
  • Hogback Mountain, 36km
  • Mount Taillefer, 26km
  • Gott Peak, 38km
  • Bobb Lake, 27km
  • Marshall Lake, 32km
  • Yalakom Mountain, 39km
  • Mount Caspar, 41km
  • Mount Chief Pascall, 40km
  • Cayoosh Mountain, 38km
  • Birkenhead Peak, 32km
  • Mount Williams, 29km
  • Vantage Peak, 42km
  • Mount Shadowfax, 28km
  • Joffre Peak, 42km
  • Lower Joffre Lake, 41km
  • Mount Duke, 44km
  • Gates Lake, 35km