Photos of the Charlie Lake Monument, Alaska Highway
Charlie Lake Monument, Alaska Highway
On the morning of May 14, 1942, 12 of the 17 soldiers on a pontoon boat crossing Charlie Lake, just north of Fort St. John, drowned after the boat sank. In 2008, a monument to commemorate the tragedy was built at the south end of Charlie Lake. There is a post to honour each of the soldiers who lost their lives. This post is for 2Lt. Giles W. Hargis,
This photograph is © 2017 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.