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Description: In Alden, MI. On beautiful Torch Lake. Torch Lake at 19 miles long is Michigan's longest inland lake and at approximately 18,770 acres is Michigan's second largest inland lake.
The name of the lake is not due to its shape, rather, is derived from translation from the Ojibwa name Was-wa-gon-ong meaning "Place of the Torches", referring to the practice of the local native American population who once used torches at night to attract fish for harvesting with spears and nets. For a time it was referred to by local European settlers as "Torch Light Lake", which eventually was shortened to its current name.
According to local legend, Torch Lake was recognized as the third most beautiful lake in the world by National Geographic Magazine. The lake is noted for its exceptional beauty; its waters are unusually clear and exhibit a bright turquoise hue.
Uploaded on 8/22/2009 7:54:13 AM
Made with Nikon D300 Digital SLR Camera
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