BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Brewster 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: NW of Campbell Lake, NW of Campbell River (city), Sayward Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 50°05'45''N, 125°35'05''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.: 92K/4
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 1 March 1927 as recommended January 1927 by BC Geographic Division (BC file V.1.48, Ottawa file OBF 1054).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Had been labelled Long Lake on BC map 1K, 1925; presumably a more unique name was sought.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named after the Honourable H.C. Brewster (1870 - 1918), premier of British Columbia, 1916-1918. Born 10 November 1870 at Harvey, New Brunswick, son of Gilbert and Amelia Brewster. Educated in New Brunswick and in Boston. While in Boston, Mr. Brewster was engaged at the trade of printer on one of the newspapers there. Came to British Columbia about the turn of the century and entered the employ of the old Canadian Pacific Navigation Company as a purser. He was always proud of the fact that as a practical sailor, he qualified for mate's papers. Subsequently in the employ of Thomas Earle, MP for Victoria; Mr. Earle had one of the largest trading connections on the north Pacific coast and it was part of Mr. Brewster's duties to audit the affairs of the coast trading posts, straighten out tangles and generally awaken new life in the business. In this he was eminently successful. Partners with Mr. J.L. Beckwith and Mr. A.G.McGregor in Clayoquot Sound Cannery Company. He entered the BC Legislature in 1907 representing the riding of Alberni; re-elected in 1909. In 1912 contested a seat in Victoria held by R.E.Elliott. Unanimously elected leader of the provincial Liberal party at their 1913 convention at Revelstoke. Elected premier in 1916, being the 17th premier since Confederation, 1871. Passed away at Calgary 1 March 1918, as the result of an attack of double pneumonia, which he had contracted while attending the conference of the provincial premiers at Ottawa.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office