Pelly River

Pelly River
   Rises in the Pelly Mountains about lat. 62°, and flows into the Yukon after a course of 330 miles. Discovered and explored by Robert Campbell between the years 1840-1848. Campbell reached the upper waters of the Pelly, by way of the Liard, in 1840; built Fort Pelly Banks, 1842; and descended the river to the junction of the Pelly and Lewes in 1843. He built Fort Selkirk at the forks in 1848. The river was named after Sir H. Pelly, the governor of the Hudson's Bay Company.
   Index: D Explored by Robert Campbell, 124.
   Bib.: Campbell, Discovery and Exploration of the Youcon; Dawson, Report on the Yukon(Geol. Survey, 1887-1888); Burpee, Search for the Western Sea.

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