British Columbia - Charlie Lake

Charlie Lake

From Highway 97, there's a suggestion of a potentially scenic lake off the starboard bow.

From the park at the south end of Charlie Lake, there's a suggestion of potentially scenic ducks.

There's also the suggestion of a tragic incident on May 14, 1942 involving the United States. A pontoon boat, transporting soldiers involved in building the Alaska Highway (97) across the lake with equipment and supplies, steered into a wave and its pontoon was swamped, capsizing the boat. The men in their heavy winter gear mostly drowned, but an observant civilian in his cabin boated out and was able to save 5 lives despite the choppy lake. Those lost are listed on the posts that surround this maple dog. Does this not look like a maple dog?

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