1 January 2015
Brewer Lake Stumps
This stump at Brewer Lake captured my attention and made for an interesting photograph. What stumps park historians is the origin of its name. It appears on the GTR map of 1906 as Brewer’s Lake and as Brewster’s in some records. By that date the St. Anthony Lumber Company Railroad to Lake Opeongo had passed the lake, so may have been someone associated with that company. The name Brewer Lake appears for the first time on the CNR map of 1926. There was a ranger Carl Brewer on the park staff through the 1920s, and his name may have influenced the change, but he was not on the staff when first named before 1906.