BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Jack Shark 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: W side of Augerpoint Mountain, W of Mount Albert Edward in Strathcona Provincial Park, Nootka Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°40'16''N, 125°29'20''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 3 July 2001 on 92F/11, as proposed by Ruth Masters and endorsed by BC Parks; a well-established local name appearing in guidebooks since the mid-1970s.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
Named c1975 by Ruth Masters, Comox District Mountaineering Club, after Jack Shark (1906 - 1999), who located and built many trails in Strathcona Park, including the Augerpoint Trail from Buttle Lake to Mount Albert Edward, that passes near this lake. Born 30 March 1906 at Villach, Austria; raised in Austria; subsequently lived in Argentina, Saskatchewan, Tahiti and the Yukon, working in a variety of occupations; served as a cook in the Canadian Army during WW II, arriving at Normandy with the kitchen truck on D-Day + 4 (ie. 10 June 1944); settled at Comox c1948 with his wife and 2 daughters; long associated with the Comox & District Mountaineering Club, skiing until he was 84; died at Comox 7 March 1999, age 93. (Biography provided by daughter Anne Lawrie, and photograph on file B.1.38).
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office