Forbush Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Expansion of Puntledge River, SW of Comox Lake, Nelson Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°30'34''N, 125°13'45''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/11

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 12 December 1939 on 92F/11, as submitted October 1935 by BC Geographic Division.

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

Forbush Lake and the lake immediately below, Willemar Lake, are/were collectively known as Trout Lakes.

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

Named after Edward Howe Forbush, an outstanding American ornithologist, born 24 April 1868, died 7 March 1929 - who collected [birds] in the Comox District with John Fannin, September 1888, where he took a new species of Lincoln sparrow, which was named by his friend William Brewster "Forbush's Sparrow" (Melospiza lincolni gracelis). (citation provided by William Newcombe)

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