- Portage North, 25 rods, to Long Island River
- Portage South, 15 rods, to Cherokee
- Portage West, 140 rods, to Unload, to 40 rod
portage to Frost
F-12, Little Sag,
Tuscarora, Temperance Lakes
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Gordon is a modest sized but deep lake
on the Long Island River, over a mile long and covering nearly 140 acres,
to a depth approaching 100'. In form it appears rather like the isle of
Albion, albeit somewhat stretched and misshapen. From its north end, in
the Caledonian highlands, a 25 rod portage leads farther north, down the
Long Island River towards Long Island Lake,
while a 140 rod portage heads west to tiny Unload and 40 rods beyond, into
Frost. An easy 15 rod portage off the
south Channel Coast leads up to the north end of Cherokee.
Gordon supports two established campsites,
one in the far northeastern corner, near to John O'Groats, and a second
in the southeast, on the north coast of East Anglia just east of The Wash.
Gordon, in some respects a wide spot in
the Long Island River, connects three of the area's larger and more popular
lakes: Long Island in the North, Cherokee
to the south, and Frost to the west.
Gordon supports populations of Lake Trout
Northern Pike (Esox lucius),
and White Sucker (Catostomus
Notes and Comments
The shape of the lake causes one to wonder
if it might not be named for Gordon
of Khartoum, but I really haven't a clue. Anyone know who Gordon was?
Last updated on
11 April, 2004