Which lake was that again?
Friday, 18th February 2011 by Chris Hannigan
Straddling the international border between Canada and the United States sits a region known as the Boundary Waters. Carved repeatedly by massive sheets of ice, this region has become home to over 1,000 protected and pristine lakes – so many in fact, that some rather creative nomenclature was required…
Firstly, there are bays (and sometimes lakes) named after days of the week; Wednesday Bay, Thursday Bay, Friday Bay, Saturday Bay, and Sunday Bay.
There are also lakes named after body parts; Finger Lake, Elbow Lake, Bone Lake, and Organ Lake to name a few.
Some lakes just sound similar like Rum Lake and Ram Lake.
There’s even a Disappointment Lake for a good excuse when you have a bad fishing trip.
When the creative juices stop flowing sometimes it’s best to resort to numbers, like Eagles Nest Number One Lake… and Two Lake, Three Lake, and Four Lake.
I think the best grouping however has to be the region named after vegetables – Kraut Lake, Parsnip Lake, Bean Lake, Carrot Lake, Potato Lake, Celery Lake, Squash Lake, Turnip Lake, Onion Lake, Cucumber Lake, Tomato Lake, Peanut Lake, Strawberry Lake to name a few.
Take a look around and see what you can find!
There is of course more information on Boundary Waters at Wikipedia.