Lake Superior
Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world, and its scale is truly massive: it runs 563 by 257 km, covering over 82,000 square km, and is fed by over 200 rivers.1 The French designated it as Lac Supérieur, a mantle equally potent in English—it is thought that French explorer Étienne Brûlé was the first European to see the lake in 1622, and thereafter, and for hundreds of years to follow, this lake would see many a fur-trade canoes; presently, Thunder Bay City hosts the Lake's largest port, which is the greatest port by volume in Canada.2
  • 1. James Marsh, Lake Superior, The Canadian Encyclopedia.
  • 2. Ibid.
Mentions of this place in the documents
The Colonial Despatches Team. Lake Superior. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/lake_superior.html.

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