The Devil Rock of Contested Canada? Real Photo Postcard


Lake of the Woods has 14,552 islands, 65,000 miles of shoreline and one devil. Here he is, on a real photo postcard with no date. The United States owns part of the lake, Canada owns the rest. It is the 6th largest lake, and once in a while the two countries used to argue over ownership, but I guess things have settled down. I do not know who owns the devil today, but he is still there.

Communities which rest on the lake include Obashkaandagaang Bay, Anishnaabeg of Naongashiing, and Anishinabe of Wauzhushk Onigum. The devil is in the spelling, Google thinks I did them wrong. If you are planning on a vacation, the link is HERE.

Devil Watching Gap Lake of the Woods Real Photo Postcard, no date Collection Jim Linderman


  1. Odd, I'd always thought the rock was in Ontario, yet the postcard more than implies it's in Minnesota. I'd investigate, but it seems such a scary place - 'tis also the setting of Algernon Blackwood's "The Wendigo".

    (A clarification, if I may: the sixth largest lake in the United States, but the 14th largest in Canada. Still, we're holding on to our part.)

  2. Spent many summers on the Lake of the Woods. The Devils Gap is on the Canadian side.