Agawa River

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Agawa River (Aagawaa-ziibi)
Agawa River, Ontario.jpg
Name origin: "sheltered place" in Ojibwe
Country Canada
Province Ontario
District Algoma
Tributaries
 - left Little Agawa River, Eleven Mile Creek, Blackspruce Creek, Weichel Creek, Parch Creek, Regan River, Sane Creek
Source Agawa Lake
 - elevation 435 m (1,427 ft)
 - coordinates 47°50′25″N 84°14′35″W / 47.84028°N 84.24306°W / 47.84028; -84.24306
Mouth Lake Superior
 - location Agawa Bay
 - elevation 180 m (591 ft)
 - coordinates 47°21′05″N 84°38′14″W / 47.35139°N 84.63722°W / 47.35139; -84.63722Coordinates: 47°21′05″N 84°38′14″W / 47.35139°N 84.63722°W / 47.35139; -84.63722
Location of the mouth of the Agawa River in Ontario.

The Agawa River is a river in Algoma District, Ontario, Canada which empties into Agawa Bay on Lake Superior at the community of Agawa Bay, south of Wawa, Ontario.

History[edit]

The Agawa Rock pictographs are located on a rock face extending into Lake Superior in Agawa Bay. Some paintings are at least 1500 years old, while others may only date back to the 1800s. "Aagawaa" means "sheltered place" in the Ojibwe language.

The scenery of this region inspired a number of paintings by the Group of Seven.

Economy[edit]

The Algoma Central Railway runs an excursion train which leaves Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario and travels through the Agawa Canyon. Agawa Bay and the lower parts of the river are located in Lake Superior Provincial Park.[1]

Tributaries[edit]

  • Little Agawa River
  • Eleven Mile Creek
  • Blackspruce Creek
  • Weichel Creek
  • Parch Creek
  • Regan River
  • Sane Creek

Settlements[edit]

  • Agawa Bay
  • Canyon
  • O'Connor
  • Eton
  • Millwood

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lake Superior". Ontario Parks. 2004-08-17. Archived from the original on 30 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-13.