Fisk Lake

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Fisk Lake
Fisk Lake is located in Michigan
Fisk Lake
Fisk Lake
LocationEast Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
Coordinates42°57′22″N 85°37′13″W / 42.95611°N 85.62028°W / 42.95611; -85.62028Coordinates: 42°57′22″N 85°37′13″W / 42.95611°N 85.62028°W / 42.95611; -85.62028
Primary inflowsDredged channel from Reeds Lake
Primary outflowsColdbrook Creek
Basin countriesUnited States
Surface area26 acres (0.1 km2)
Surface elevation732 feet (223 m)[1]

Fisk Lake is a freshwater lake in East Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was named for John Fisk.[2] Now primarily valued for scenic purposes, it was originally used as a source of ice for Grand Rapids, Michigan [3] and the Chicago meatpacking industries. It receives water from Reeds Lake, and drains to the Grand River by way of Coldbrook Creek.

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  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fisk Lake
  2. ^ Goss, Dwight (1906). History of Grand Rapids and its Industries. 1. Chicago: C.F. Cooper. p. 485. OCLC 4228741.
  3. ^ Baxter, Albert (1974) [1891]. "Chapter XLV: Navigation". History of the city of Grand Rapids, Michigan : with an appendix--History of Lowell, Michigan (Google Books). Grand Rapids, Michigan: Grand Rapids Historical Society. p. 522. OCLC 2841595. Retrieved 24 October 2009.