Lady Franklin Rock

LADY FRANKLIN ROCK is a large obstacle in the Fraser Canyon (see FRASER R) just north of YALE. It blocked PADDLEWHEEL STEAMBOAT traffic from going any farther upstream and so was largely responsible for Yale becoming the head of navigation on the river. It was named in 1861 to mark the visit of Lady Jane Franklin, widow of the British naval explorer John Franklin, who had disappeared in the Arctic 16 years earlier.

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