Athabaska Lake


Athabaska Lake
   First discovered by Peter Pond, about 1778. Ten years later the first trading post on the lake was built by Roderick McKenzie of the North West Company, and named Fort Chipewyan. It was afterwards moved to the north side of the lake.
   Index: Frobisher's men penetrate to, 5; importance of in fur trade, 21, 24; called Lake of the Hills, 24.

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  • Athabaska River —    Rises in the watershed range of the Rocky Mountains, close to the head waters of the north branch of the North Saskatchewan, and after a course of 765 miles empties into Athabaska Lake. Discovered by Peter Pond in 1778.    Index: MS Pond… …   The makers of Canada

  • Athabaska — Athabaska, 1) Fluß im westlichen Theile von Britisch Nordamerika, strömt in den See gleiches Namens, verläßt ihn wieder als Sklavenfluß u. fällt zuletzt in den Großen Sklaven See; 2) See daselbst (auch Lake of the Hills, Bergsee, genannt),… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Athabaska River — Vorlage:Infobox Fluss/DGWK fehltVorlage:Infobox Fluss/QUELLHÖHE fehltVorlage:Infobox Fluss/MÜNDUNGSHÖHE fehltVorlage:Infobox Fluss/HÖHENUNTERSCHIED fehltVorlage:Infobox Fluss/ABFLUSS fehlt Athabasca River …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Athabaska — /ath euh bas keuh/, n. 1. Lake, a lake in W Canada, in NW Saskatchewan and NE Alberta. ab. 200 mi. (320 km) long; ab. 3000 sq. mi. (7800 sq. km). 2. a river in W Canada flowing NE from W Alberta to Lake Athabaska. 765 mi. (1230 km) long. * * * …   Universalium

  • Athabaska — Ath•a•bas•ka [[t]ˌæθ əˈbæs kə[/t]] n. 1) geg Lake, a lake in W Canada, in NW Saskatchewan and NE Alberta. ab. 200 mi. (320 km) long; ab. 3000 sq. mi. (7800 sq. km) 2) geg a river in W Canada flowing NE from W Alberta to Lake Athabaska. 765 mi.… …   From formal English to slang

  • Athabaska — /ath euh bas keuh/, n. 1. Lake, a lake in W Canada, in NW Saskatchewan and NE Alberta. ab. 200 mi. (320 km) long; ab. 3000 sq. mi. (7800 sq. km). 2. a river in W Canada flowing NE from W Alberta to Lake Athabaska. 765 mi. (1230 km) long …   Useful english dictionary

  • lake — lake1 /layk/, n. 1. a body of fresh or salt water of considerable size, surrounded by land. 2. any similar body or pool of other liquid, as oil. 3. (go) jump in the lake, (used as an exclamation of dismissal or impatience.) [bef. 1000; ME lak(e) …   Universalium

  • Lake — /layk/, n. Simon, 1866 1945, U.S. engineer and naval architect. * * * I Relatively large body of slow moving or standing water that occupies an inland basin. Lakes are most abundant in high northern latitudes and in mountain regions, particularly …   Universalium

  • Athabaska — Athabasca ist der Name einer Indianersprachfamilie, der Athabasken, mit einer Verbreitung hauptsächlich im Nordwesten Kanadas, siehe Athapaskische Sprachen. Nach der Sprachfamilie benannt sind: der Ort Athabasca (Alberta) der Fluss Athabasca… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Great Slave Lake — Infobox lake lake name = Great Slave Lake image lake = Great Slave Lake Sat.jpg caption lake = False Color photo of the Great Slave Lake image bathymetry =Great Slave Lake and Lake Athabasca 6.png caption bathymetry = Map of Great Slave Lake and… …   Wikipedia