BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Forbush Lake
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Feature Types.
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Lake - Inland body of standing water
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Expansion of Puntledge River, SW of Comox Lake, Nelson Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°30'34''N, 125°13'45''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
DatumClick here for an explanation of Datum.: NAD83
NTS MapClick here for an explanation of NTS Map.: 92F/11
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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