Beaton, British Columbia
In 1896, the steamboat landing became the eastern terminal for the Arrowhead–Beaton ferry. Formerly Thomson's Landing, it was named after the land owner, James William Thomson, who was the local notary public in 1901. Thomson's subsequent partner was Malcolm Beaton, sometimes confused with Donald J. Beaton, publisher of the Nelson Miner in Nelson. In 1902, the name changed to Beaton, because of destination confusions for mail and freight arising from the prior name. There were 65 residents in 1911. Other towns in the vicinity included Comaplix, Camborne and Arrowhead.