Athabasca



Lake, a lake in W Canada, in NW Saskatchewan and NE Alberta. About 200 miles (320 km) long; about 3000 sq. mi. (7800 sq. km).
a river in SW Alberta, Canada, flowing NE to Lake Athabasca; oil-bearing tar sands. 765 miles (1231 km) long.
Contemporary Examples

Michael keeps his cool until he sees piles of Petroleum Coke on the banks of the Athabasca.
Our Trip to The Climate War’s Ground Zero Darren Aronofsky September 18, 2014

We join Chief Adam of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) tribe for dinner.
Our Trip to The Climate War’s Ground Zero Darren Aronofsky September 18, 2014

Historical Examples

He boasted the shock of his power would be felt from Montreal to Athabasca.
Lords of the North A. C. Laut

They pulled up at last on the shores of the rushing, muddy Athabasca.
The Young Alaskans in the Rockies Emerson Hough

But the years went, and there came a man to Fort Pentecost who knew not Athabasca.
Romany of the Snows Gilbert Parker

Yonder, south of us, is Mount Geikie, between us and the Athabasca.
The Young Alaskans in the Rockies Emerson Hough

This was the first night since our departure from Athabasca, when it was sufficiently dark to render the stars visible.
Voyages from Montreal Through the Continent of North America to the Frozen and Pacific Oceans in 1789 and 1793 Alexander Mackenzie

Even as late as 1839 the traders preferred the Athabasca Pass to this one.
The Young Alaskans in the Rockies Emerson Hough

That is the break that leads into the country of the Athabasca.
The Danger Trail James Oliver Curwood

This camp is in the direct natural path from that part o’ the Athabasca.
The Fiery Totem Argyll Saxby

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