Battleship Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: E of Lake Helen Mackenzie on Forbidden Plateau, Strathcona Provincial Park, Comox Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°43'07''N, 125°18'34''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 12 December 1939 on 92 F/11, as submitted September 1935 by Comox Mountaineering Club and October 1935 by N.C. Stewart, BCLS.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Ruth Masters, Comox & District Mountaineering Club, advises that the feature was named by Clinton Wood, builder of the original Strathcona Park Lodge, after his young son pointed out that the profile of the trees on the three islands in the lake resembled battleships at anchor.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office