The Largest Island in the Largest Lake in the Largest Island in the Largest Lake in North America

This is Lake Superior. It's the largest lake in North America.

This is Isle Royale. It's the largest island in Lake Superior. Native Americans once mined it for copper. Benjamin Franklin, one of the American negotiators of the 1783 Treaty of Paris, knew this, so he pressed the British to let it fall within American territory.

Americans did some mining on the island, but not much. Now the entire island is a National Park. You can see a lot of moose there.

There are many lakes on Isle Royale. This one, Siskiwit Lake, is the largest.

There are several islands in Siskiwit Lake. This one, Ryan Island, is the largest. So Ryan Island is the largest island in the largest lake in the largest island in the largest lake in North America.

You can see photos of Ryan Island here. It's about a quarter of a mile long.

(Satellite images via Google Maps) 


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I don't see why not.... the trails are well formed so you should be able to get a kayak.

While you are there pick up some Isle Royale Greenstone. It is the Michigan State Mineral and can only be found on Isle Royale. Also it is the stone on my wedding ring because it is hella badass looking.
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I'd love to visit Isle Royale. It looks like a fascinating and beautiful place.

Maybe it would be possible to hike in with a snap-together kayak and paddle through the interior lakes.
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I did some ecological studies on Isle Royale back in college.

Not only is it full of moose but full of wolves as well. And because the population can't go anywhere this makes it one of the best places on earth to study wolf predator/prey population interaction. The Isle Royale wolf study has been going on for like 40-50 years and was until very recently overseen by Rolf Peterson (one of my college professors). One hell of an interesting man that possesses a Chuck Norris like beard.

It is my theory that he killed all of these moose with his bare hands
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