Great Central Lake

GREAT CENTRAL LAKE, 53.76 sq km, is a deep, narrow, sinuous lake surrounded by mountains northwest of PORT ALBERNI on VANCOUVER ISLAND. It drains via the Stamp and SOMASS rivers into the top of ALBERNI INLET. The lake is part of the traditional territory of the Opetchesaht Nation of the NUU-CHAH-NULTH, and the area is sparsely populated. LOGGING began in the 1860s to supply SAWMILLS at Port Alberni, then expanded dramatically in the 1920s with the arrival of a branch line of the ESQUIMALT &...

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