Word of the Week…la mer douce

Word of the Week…en français

la mer douce /la/ /mɛʀ/ /dus/

mer – sea; douce (feminine adjective)  – sweet or gentle.

Name applied to Georgian Bay and Lake Huron by early French explorers. Translated variously as sweetwater or gentle sea. See also Pure Michigan and Wikipedia. Featured image detail from Champlain’s 1632 map of New France.

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