Webster Lake – 03/16/21

“Webster Lake in located in south central Massachusetts, near the border of Connecticut and Rhode Island. It was formed by the retreat of glaciers during the last ice age and is replenished from streams and underwater springs. The lake rather shallow (only 13 feet on average) and is made up of three smaller bodies of water named North Pond, Middle Pond and South Pond. all joined by narrow channels.” [Source:]  It is not only the largest natural lake in Massachusetts, it is perhaps even better known as having the longest place name in the United States:

Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg, which comes from Loup, an Algonquian language, which roughly translates to, “Fishing Place at the Boundaries—Neutral Meeting Grounds.”