is the second largest lake
on Manitoulin Island
. Located in the central part of the island, the lake is drained by the Kagawong River
, which falls over Bridal Veil Falls
into Lake Huron
. Kagawong means " from the falling " in the local Ojibwe language
Lake Kagawong has moderately deep (10-15 meter average) clear-green water, with vertical visibility of 5-6 meters.
Located centrally in Lake Kagawong is an archipelago, consisting of the mile-long (1.6 km) Kakawaie Island
, and the much smaller Little Island
and Gull Island
. There is also an un-named submerged island that is part of this group. Two miles (3.2 km) north of Kakawaie Island is the solitary Bass Island
. All of the islands are uninhabited. Occasionally, large mammals such as deer will be seen on the large island. It is assumed that these animals find their way onto the island during the winter months when the lake is frozen, and are stranded there upon the breakup of the ice.
Most of Lake Kagawong is navigable by recreational and fishing boats, though there are several hazards to navigation. Most notable are the previously mentioned submerged island (located 200 yards (178 m) directly east of Kakawaie Island), the shoals of Kerr’s Point and Ednie’s Point, and the shallow bays Mud Bay and Prior’s Bay. However, few areas have claimed more boaters’ propellers than the eastern submerged extension of Twin Harbours. This peninsula of suitcase-sized boulders... Read More