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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Central Interior Lake

Viewpoint at Stuart Lake, Fort St. James, B.C. - 160 km (100 miles) northwest of Prince George, B.C. on Highway 27.

This is the site of the Frank Russell Baker Memorial.

Russ Baker (1910-1958) was a well known and respected bush pilot.
"Baker flew his Fox Moths and ancient Junkers through the angry ocean of peaks that sprawl across the midriff of British Columbia."
He went on to form his own company, Central B.C. Airways (Fort St. James) which later became Pacific Western Airlines (PWA). PWA was one of the original four airlines that amalgamated in 1987 to become Canadian Airlines International Ltd. (Canada's second major airline at that time).