Lakes Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie, and Ontario are collectively known as the Great Lakes but these well-known bodies of water all originate from a lessor known source.

Lake Nipigon and the Nipigon River in northwestern Ontario drain into Lake Superior making the lake and river the largest tributaries of Superior.

A new book, Lake Nipigon: Where the Great Lakes Begin, hopes to enlighten people about a lake that has been largely untouched by development.

The CBC's Outdoor columnist, Gord Ellis, spoke to Superior Morning host Lisa Laco about the book and its author Nancy Scott, a park planner with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.