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Nipigon, Lake

Nipigon, Lake nĭp´ĭgŏn [key], c.1,870 sq mi (4,840 sq km), central Ont., Canada. It has many islands. Its outlet, the Nipigon River (40 mi/64 km long) flows south, past the logging town of Nipigon, into Lake Superior. The Trans-Canada Highway and Canadian Pacific Railway crossings of the river at Nipigon are vital links in east-west Canadian road and rail traffic.

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