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Charlie Lake Monument

Charlie Lake Monument
Charlie Lake Monument, Lakeshore Dr
Charlie Lake
BC

In May of 1942, as part of the construction of the now world-famous Alaska Highway, a US Corp of Engineers Pontoon Barge carrying seventeen soldiers and equipment across Charlie Lake sank, taking the lives of twelve soldiers. In 2008, a monument was erected in memory of the soldiers that lost their lives that day. You can learn more about their stories and visit the monument at the Rotary Boat Launch at Mile 52 of the Alaska Highway.