Stewart, river, 331 mi (533 km) long, rising in the Mackenzie Mts., central Yukon, Canada, and flowing generally W to the Yukon River S of Dawson. The river is navigable for most of its length and is a transportation route for lead ore from its upper reaches. It was explored (1850) by Robert Campbell of the Hudson's Bay Company.
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