Lake Dembea

See Tzana.

Lake Leman

See Geneva, Lake of.

Lake Maggiore

See Lago Maggiore.

Lake Manitoba

Lake Manitoba, a body of water in the Northwest territories of Canada, intersected by the 51st parallel and 99th meridian, situated about 60 m. S. W. of Lake Winnipeg, into which it discharges through the Little Saskatchewan or Dauphin river, which expands near the middle of its course into St. Martin's lake. Lake Manitoba is about 120 m. long from N. N. W. to S. S. E., and has a breadth not exceeding 25 m.; area, about 1,900 sq. m. It is 40 ft. above Lake Winnipeg, and is navigable by vessels drawing 10 ft., though its outlet only admits small craft. At its N. extremity it receives through Water Hen river the waters of Winnipegoos or Winnipegosis, Dauphin, and Waiter Hen lakes, and at its S. extremity White Mud river. It abounds in fish. The name signifies " supernatural strait," the Indians attributing the peculiar agitation of the water in a portion of the lake to the presence of a spirit.

Lake Memphremagog

Lake Memphremagog, a body of water, about 35 m. long from N. to S. and from 2 to 5 m. wide, situated partly in Vermont and partly in Quebec, Canada. It discharges through Magog river into the St. Francis, and thence into the St. Lawrence. The surrounding scenery is picturesque. Along the W. shore are several mountains, prominent among which are' Owl's Head, Elephantis, and the Sugar Loaf; the E. shore presents a pleasing contrast. The lake is studded with islands, and abounds in fine fish. Near its head is the village of Newport,, and at its outlet Magog, between which a steamer plies in summer, accommodating the numerous visitors.

Lake Of Brienz

Lake Of Brienz, in the S. E. part of the canton of Bern, Switzerland, formed by the expansion of the river Aar, and connected with the lake of Thun. It is about 8 m. long and 2 m. broad, and is embosomed in mountains, some of which, on the south, project in high promontories into the lake. Cascades from these mountains are abundant, the principal of which is the Giessbach. The surface of the lake is about 1,700 ft. above the sea. In the river Aar, E. of the lake, are the falls of Rei-chenbach and Alpbach, the former celebrated for its cascade of 2,000 ft., and the latter for its triple iris in the morning. The village of Brienz is at the N. E. end of the lake, near the entrance of the Aar; pop. in 1868, 4,168.

Military School of Brienne.

Military School of Brienne.

Lake Of Itasca

Lake Of Itasca, a small body of water in Minnesota, on the N. W. border of Cass co., being one of the uppermost of the multitude of lakes which form the sources of the Mississippi river. It lies in lat. 47° 10' N, Ion. 95° W., near the summit of the Hauteurs de Terre, the watershed between the Red river of the North and the streams flowing to the gulf of Mexico, 1,575 ft. above the level of the sea. It is a beautiful sheet of water, surrounded by hills, and its shores are clad with pines. It was discovered by Schoolcraft, July 13,1832. The remotest source of the Mississippi is a small rivulet rising among the hills a few miles S. of this lake, and falling into it after forming a number of little basins. The stream issues from the N. end of the lake 10 or 12 ft. wide, and 12 or 18 in. deep.