BC Geographical Names

Name Details:

Name: Nahmint Lake
Feature TypeClick here for a list of
Feature Types.
Lake - Inland body of standing water
StatusClick here for an explanation of Status.: Official
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Drains SE through Nahmint River into Alberni Inlet, SW of Port Alberni (city), Clayoquot Land District
Latitude-LongitudeClick here for an explanation of Position Type.: 49°09'37''N, 125°01'22''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/3
Related MapClick here for an explanation of Related Maps.: 92F/2
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Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 3 December 1946 on 92F/3, as labelled on BC Lands' map 2A, 1913 et seq.
Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office
"Named by John Buttle, assistant and naturalist to the Vancouver Island Exploration Expedition under the command of Dr. Brown, 1864. On this expedition Buttle examined and named Nah-mint lake, connected with Alberni canal [sic] by the Nahmint River, a name derived from the Nah-mint Indians residing in the neighbourhood." (Brown's Report, 1864, p.23). See also Nahmint Bay.
Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)