Superior Morning

Great Lakes owe much to Lake Nipigon, new book says

A new book about Lake Nipigon by author Nancy Scott aims to enlighten people about the vast body of water, largely untouched by development.

Nancy Scott's book shines light on rich history, uniqueness of one of Ontario's most pristine lakes

'Lake Nipigon: Where the Great Lakes Begin', was written by Nancy Scott, a park planner with the Ministry of Natural Resources. (Gord Ellis/CBC)
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.


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