Adams Lake


ADAMS LAKE, 145 sq km, lies north of SHUSWAP LK and northeast of KAMLOOPS. The region was an important territory of the SECWEPEMC (Shuswap) people. Prospectors arrived in the 1890s and several mines opened, 3 of them lasting until the 1930s. The area supplied timber from 1911 to 1925 for a sawmill at CHASE. The sternwheeler Helen was built on the 65-km-long lake to tow logs to the lower ADAMS R, where they were flushed downstream. A supply depot and wharf at the lake's south end became the...

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