Lake MacCabre


Found to the South-East of Independence, Lake MacCabre is is cold and deep body of water, about a kilometre long and a half-kilometre wide. It boasts very little wild- or fish-life, though an especially thick and vicious viscous algae periodically explodes into life, covering large sections of its surface.


First discovered by Westerners in 1699 by Thomas MacCabre, who particularly noted ‘the coole and sweete waters of a long lake, called Orwayio by the local Iquois tribe, promise much in the way of fishing and the general cleanliness of the general area’; the lake was named after this pioneer when he returned five years later to found the settlement of Dunwich.

Lake MacCabre

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