Brule Lake

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Brule Lake
Location Iron County, Michigan / Forest County, Wisconsin,
United States
Coordinates 46°03′22″N 88°50′20″W / 46.056°N 88.839°W / 46.056; -88.839Coordinates: 46°03′22″N 88°50′20″W / 46.056°N 88.839°W / 46.056; -88.839
Primary outflows Brule River
Basin countries United States
Max. length 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface area 250 acres (1.0 km2)
Surface elevation 1,552 ft (473 m)
References U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Brule Lake

Brule Lake forms part of the border between the States of Michigan and Wisconsin[1] and is the headwater of the Brule River at 46°02′23″N 88°50′59″W / 46.03972°N 88.84972°W / 46.03972; -88.84972.[2]

The source of the name is the Ojibwa name for the river, "Wisakota", meaning burned or burnt, which the French Voyageurs translated as Brûlé.

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  1. ^ United States Congress (May 1964) [1862]. "29th Congress, 1st Session". In George Minot. Statutes at Large and Treaties of the United States of America. A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875. IX. Library of Congress (reprint ed.). Boston: Little, Brown. p. 56. LCCN 98660546. Retrieved 2008-11-03. 
  2. ^ Rohde, William C. "Wisconsin-Upper Michigan State Boundary Surveys". WSLS Online Library. Madison, WI: Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors. Archived from the original on November 2, 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-04.