Lake Huron
  • Lake Huron Introduction

    The earliest known inhabitants of the Lake Huron watershed were the Huron – five allied tribes that were part of the vast Iroquoian nation. With the first European encounter of Lake Huron by French explorers who were unaware of the other Great Lakes, they originally called it “La Mer Douce,” meaning “The Sweetwater Sea.” In recognition of the First Nation population, most of the early maps noted a label of “Lac des Hurons” or “Lake of the Hurons.” Lake Huron is actually four separate but interacting bodies of water: the North Channel, Georgian Bay, Saginaw Bay and Lake Huron proper.

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