Lake Nosbonsing

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Lake Nosbonsing
Astorville Lake Nosbonsing.JPG
Astorville at the western end of the lake
Lake Nosbonsing is located in Ontario
Lake Nosbonsing
Lake Nosbonsing
Location in Ontario
Location Nipissing District, Ontario
Coordinates 46°12′09″N 79°12′31″W / 46.20250°N 79.20861°W / 46.20250; -79.20861Coordinates: 46°12′09″N 79°12′31″W / 46.20250°N 79.20861°W / 46.20250; -79.20861[1]
Type Lake
Part of Saint Lawrence River drainage basin
Primary inflows Depot Creek
Primary outflows Kaibuskong River
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 11 kilometres (6.8 mi)
Max. width 5 kilometres (3.1 mi)
Surface elevation 237 metres (778 ft)[2]
Islands Perron Island
Settlements Astorville, Bonfield, Nosbonsing

Lake Nosbonsing (French: Lac Nosbonsing) is a lake in the municipalities of Bonfield, Chisholm, and East Ferris in Nipissing District in Northeastern Ontario, Canada.[1] It is near the City of North Bay, is the source of the Kaibuskong River, and is in the Saint Lawrence River drainage basin.

The primary inflow, at the south, is Depot Creek. The primary outflow, at the northeast, is the Kaibuskong River, which flows via the Mattawa River and the Ottawa River to the Saint Lawrence River.

The middle and west of the lake are in East Ferris;[3] the east of the lake is in Bonfield;[4] and a small portion of the very south centre of the lake is in Chisholm.[5] There are three named communities on the lake: Astorville, at the western tip, and Nosbonsing at the north, both in East Ferris; and Bonfield, at the northeast at the outflow of the Kaibuskong River, in Bonfield. The original Canadian Pacific Railway transcontinental main line runs along the northeast shore from the communities of Bonfield to Nosbonsing. There is one named island, Perron Island, in the west part of the lake; and two named points: Shields Point and McConnell Point, both on the north shore.

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  1. ^ a b "Lake Nosbonsing". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  2. ^ Taken from Google Earth at geographic coordinates, accessed 2014-08-31.
  3. ^ "Ferris" (PDF). Geology Ontario - Historic Claim Maps. Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  4. ^ "Bonfield" (PDF). Geology Ontario - Historic Claim Maps. Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  5. ^ "Chisholm" (PDF). Geology Ontario - Historic Claim Maps. Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry. Retrieved 2014-08-31. 

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