Dubawnt River, 842 km long, rises from a web of lakes in the Northwest Territories, 120 km northeast of Lake Athabasca, flows northeast, gathering the waters of Wholdaia, Boyd, Barlow, Nicholson, Dubawnt, Wharton and Marjorie lakes, and turns abruptly northwest to join the Thelon River at Beverly Lake. The Thelon flows on to Hudson Bay. The river was discovered by Samuel Hearne in 1770 and traversed by Joseph B. Tyrrell in 1893. Dubawnt Lake, icebound most of the summer, is just north of the treeline in the Barren Lands of Nunavut. The name Dubawnt is from the Chipewyan word tobotua, meaning "water shore," possibly in reference to water between the shore and ice in late spring.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Marsh, James H.. "Dubawnt River". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 28 October 2014, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/dubawnt-river. Accessed 21 February 2019.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Marsh, J., Dubawnt River (2014). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/dubawnt-river
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Marsh, James H., "Dubawnt River". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; last modified October 28, 2014. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/dubawnt-river
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- James H. Marsh, The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Dubawnt River", last modified October 28, 2014, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/dubawnt-river
|Article by||James H. Marsh|
|Published Online||February 7, 2006|
|Last Edited||October 28, 2014|