Rainy Lake

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(IRLWWB) . The IRLWWB is a board of the International Joint Commission (IJC), which is a bi-national organization created out of the International Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909 for the purposes of handling boundary water issues between the United States and Canada. Geology Geologically Rainy Lake is part of the Superior Craton of the Canadian Shield and retains features associated with it, such as a large, ancient caldera and fault lines (geologic fault) that can be clearly seen in satellite images of the lake. '''Fort Saint Pierre''' was the first fort built west of Fort Kaministiquia by Pierre La Vérendrye (Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye) in northwestern Ontario. La Vérendrye, the first western commander, built it in 1731 (1731 in Canada) at the beginning of his explorations. As military officer, La Vérendrye had multiple responsibilities, and he created forts as outposts to support France's fur trade with the indigenous peoples. In addition, he was searching for a western inland sea which he believed connected to the Pacific Ocean. The fort was located at the west end of Rainy Lake near the mouth of Rainy River (Rainy River (Minnesota-Ontario)). (The British (United Kingdom) built Fort Frances there in 1817.) The La Vérendrye expedition included his four sons and nephew, as well as other troops.


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name for Rainy Lake and Rainy River (Rainy River (Minnesota-Ontario)). Population 13311 Area 3102.36 Size 100px St. Louis County is known for its spectacular natural beauty. Voyageurs National Park, established in 1975, is located in its northwestern


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'''Fort Saint Pierre''' was the first fort built west of Fort Kaministiquia by Pierre La Vérendrye (Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye) in northwestern Ontario. La Vérendrye, the first western commander, built it in 1731 (1731 in Canada) at the beginning of his explorations. As military officer, La Vérendrye had multiple responsibilities, and he created forts as outposts to support France's fur trade with the indigenous peoples. In addition, he was searching for a western inland sea which he believed connected to the Pacific Ocean. The fort was located at the west end of Rainy Lake near the mouth of Rainy River (Rainy River (Minnesota-Ontario)). (The British (United Kingdom) built Fort Frances there in 1817.) The La Vérendrye expedition included his four sons and nephew, as well as other troops.


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name for Rainy Lake and Rainy River (Rainy River (Minnesota-Ontario)). Population 13311 Area 3102.36 Size 100px St. Louis County is known for its spectacular natural beauty. Voyageurs National Park, established in 1975, is located in its northwestern


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Sueur reached the upper Mississippi from the south without making contact with Canada. In 1717 Zacharie Robutel de La Noue tried to reach Rainy Lake but was blocked by the Indians and only succeeded in establishing Fort Kaministiquia. In 1727 René Boucher de La Perrière and Michel Guignas established a post at Lake Pepin on the upper Mississippi. La Vérendrye questioned the Indians who came to trade. He learned of the Mandan country on the upper Missouri. These people were


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;BR Seine River (Seine River (Ontario)) outflow Rainy River (Rainy River (Minnesota-Ontario)) catchment basin_countries Canada, United States length highly variable depth volume elevation


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Recreation on Rainy Lake Voyageurs National Park On Rainy Lake, Voyageurs National Park maintains an extensive network of over boat-in camping sites, hiking trails, and designated snowmobile trails for winter use. Fishing The lake is popular for sport and recreational fishing for species such as Walleye, Northern pike, Muskellunge, Crappie, Largemouth (Largemouth bass) and Smallmouth bass, which are all considered excellent freshwater sportfish. Rainy Lake is home to the annual Canadian Bass Championship, which has occurred every summer since 1996. The lake is dotted with many small islands on both the Canadian and American sides; they are the sites of numerous fishing cabins, small fishing resorts, and vacation homes. Fishing tourism is an important part


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338 m abbr on islands ~2,568 Rahm, Joe. Island Images: Rainy Lake’s missing islands. ''The Journal.'' 14 Feb. 2010. cities International Falls, MN Fort Frances, Ontario pushpin_map Minnesota pushpin_label_position bottom pushpin_map_caption Location of Rainy Lake on the USA Canada


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composed of ancient Precambrian rock. This rock has been significantly affected by glaciation, which dominates much of the recent geologic history of the area. Popular culture Rainy Lake (Rainy River) plays a pivotal role in Tim O'Brien (Tim O'Brien (author))'s novel, ''The Things They Carried.'' Other novels set on Rainy Lake include * ''Wilder's Edge'' by Diane Bradley, published by North Star Press of St. Cloud, 2013. * ''Wilder's Foe'' by Diane Bradley, published by North


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the latest authorities. publisher J. Cary, Engraver & Map-seller publication-place London accessdate 2013-12-11 Recreation on Rainy Lake Voyageurs National Park On Rainy Lake, Voyageurs National Park maintains an extensive network of over boat-in camping sites, hiking trails, and designated snowmobile trails for winter use. Fishing The lake is popular for sport and recreational fishing for species such as Walleye, Northern pike

, Muskellunge, Crappie, Largemouth (Largemouth bass) and Smallmouth bass, which are all considered excellent freshwater sportfish. Rainy Lake is home to the annual Canadian Bass Championship, which has occurred every summer since 1996. The lake is dotted with many small islands on both the Canadian and American sides; they are the sites of numerous fishing cabins, small fishing resorts, and vacation homes. Fishing tourism is an important part

of the local economy. Rendezvous Yacht Club Rainy Lake is home to the Rendezvous Yacht Club. Winter Activities Winter access to Rainy Lake by car is provided by an ice road maintained by the National Park Service. Popular winter sports include ice fishing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing (Snowshoe), and snowmobiling (Snowmobile ). Governance Applicable Laws Rainy Lake spans the international border separating Canada and USA

Rainy Lake

'''Rainy Lake''' (French (French language): ''lac à la Pluie''; Ojibwe (Ojibwe language): ''gojiji-zaaga'igan'') is a relatively large freshwater lake ( ) straddling the border between the United States and Canada. The Rainy River (Rainy River (Minnesota-Ontario)) issues from the west side of the lake and is harnessed to make hydroelectricity for US and Canadian locations. The sister cities of International Falls, Minnesota, and Fort Frances, Ontario, are situated on either side of the outflow of the river from the lake. Rainy Lake and Rainy River establish the boundary between the two countries. title Geographical Place Names of Voyageurs National Park url http: www.nps.gov voya planyourvisit upload Geographical%20Place%20Names.pdf year 2008 accessdate 2013-07-25

Voyageurs National Park is located on the southeastern corner of the lake, where it connects with Kabetogama (Kabetogama, Minnesota) and Namakan (Namakan Lake) Lakes at Kettle Falls (Kettle Falls Historic District). Rainy Lake is part of an extremely large system of lakes forming the Hudson Bay drainage basin that stretches from west of Lake Superior north to the Arctic Ocean. The Rainy Lake watershed includes the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCA), portions of the Superior National Forest on the US side of the border, and the Quetico Provincial Park on the Canadian side of the border. url http: www.nrcs.usda.gov Internet FSE_DOCUMENTS nrcs142p2_022282.pdf title Rapid Watershed Assessment: Rainy Lake publisher Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture accessdate 2013-07-25

For exploration and fur trade history see Winnipeg River and additional references below. author Douglas A. Birk coauthor Jeffrey J. Richner title From Things Left Behind: Fur Trade Sites and Artifacts, Voyageurs National Park and Environs, 2001-2002 publisher Midwest Archeological Center and Institute for Minnesota Archaeology id MAC Technical Report Number 84, IMA Reports of Investigation Number 606 year 2004 url http: www.nps.gov voya historyculture loader.cfm?csModule security getfile&PageID 176204 author Ted Catton coauthor Marcia Montgomery title Special History: The Environment and the Fur Trade Experience in Voyageurs National Park, 1730-1870 url http: www.nps.gov parkhistory online_books voya futr index.htm accessdate 2015-02-05

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