15 astonishing facts about the great lakes

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The province of Ontario was named after Lake Ontario

You may think that Lake Ontario, the lake, was named after Ontario, the province. This makes sense, and so when you realize that you are incredibly wrong, you shouldn’t be upset. In actual fact, the Canadian province of Ontario is named after the lake. The word “Ontario” is an Iroquois word meaning something like “beautiful lake” or “beautiful body of water.”

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