BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Oshinow Lake
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
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Lake - Inland body of standing water
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Relative Location: Expansion of Ash River, N of Great Central Lake, Clayoquot Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°27'06''N, 125°19'52''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/6
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Origin Notes and History:

"Oshinaw Lake (not Deep Lake)" identified in the 1930 BC Gazetteer. Oshinaw Lake confirmed 8 July 1948 on 92F/6.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Local Indian name has appeared on maps since c1923; may be from "oshinoweth" meaning "all kinds of game."
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
According to Alberni District Historical Society, 1988, "oshinow" means "deep", which is also an established local name for the lake.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office