Oshinow Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Expansion of Ash River, N of Great Central Lake, Clayoquot Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°27'06''N, 125°19'52''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/6

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