Mahoney Lake

Feature Type:Lake - Inland body of standing water.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: W of Vaseux Lake, between Penticton and Oliver, Similkameen Division Yale Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°17'24''N, 119°34'55''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82E/5

Origin Notes and History:

Mahoney Lake adopted 6 October 1936 on Geological Survey map 420A, Kettle River (Ottawa file OBF 1525).

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.

Identified as "Alkali Lake" in 1918 surveyors notes (Field Book 119/18, ph 17, p.54 & 54A); changed to Mahoney Lake presumably to avoid duplication. Refers to John Mahoney, who pre-empted Lot 521, 10 February 1908.

Source: BC place name cards, correspondence and/or research by BC Chief Geographer & Geographical Names Office staff.