John Brown Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Just E of Moat Lake on Forbidden Plateau, Strathcona Provincial Park, Comox Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°40'40''N, 125°22'06''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/11

Origin Notes and History:

John Brown Lake adopted 17 September 1984 on 92F/11, as submitted by Ruth Masters, Comox District Mountaineering Club.

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

Named by Ruth Masters, Comox District Mountaineering Club, after John Brown, early prospector and one of the first people to explore Forbidden Plateau in the 1920's; he worked in the Cumberland coal mines for many years, beginning c1898, and had a cabin on Circle Lake. Over the years he constructed numerous trails on the Plateau. Died in the 1960s.

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