The upper Ausable Lake, New York.

Ausable Lake

The upper Ausable Lake, New York.

An image of a bay.

Bay

An image of a bay.

"They are distinguished by a small mouth and powerful teeth, though not set in the jaws. The body is usually compressed, and always clothed with scales, sometimes of very large, some times of very small size; the head is small; the dorsal fun single." — Goodrich, 1859

Carp

"They are distinguished by a small mouth and powerful teeth, though not set in the jaws. The body is…

An aerial-view of Lake Alfred, Florida.

City

An aerial-view of Lake Alfred, Florida.

Commodore Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie

Commodore Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie

Commodore Perry at the Battle of Lake Erie

The Corn Field, a painting by John Constable.

The Corn Field

The Corn Field, a painting by John Constable.

A cottage at a lake.

Cottage

A cottage at a lake.

"Crannoge, the name given in Ireland and in Scotland to the fortified islands in lakes which were in common use as dwelling-places and places of refuge among the Celtic inhavitants. The etymology of the word is uncertain, but it is believed to refer to the timber which was employed either in the fortification of the island, or in the construction of the houses which were placed upon it." — Chambers' Encyclopedia, 1875

Crannoge

"Crannoge, the name given in Ireland and in Scotland to the fortified islands in lakes which were in…

A crocodile entering the water.

Crocodile

A crocodile entering the water.

The hooded-crow of Europe, with some farm buildings in the background.

Hooded Crow of Europe

The hooded-crow of Europe, with some farm buildings in the background.

Section of a small delta in a lake, showing the fore-sets of pebbles and sand, the bottom-sets of clay, and the top-sets of coarse sand and pebbles.

Delta

Section of a small delta in a lake, showing the fore-sets of pebbles and sand, the bottom-sets of clay,…

Duck shooting on Saratoga Lake, New York.

Duck Shooting

Duck shooting on Saratoga Lake, New York.

"The earliest account of lake dwellings is to be found in Herodotus, who describes a Thracian tribe living, in 520 B.C., in a small mountain lake of what is now Rumelia. The custom of constructing these habitations has come down to the present day. The fisherman of Lake Prasias, near Salonica, still inhabit wooden cottages built over the water, as the Thracian tribes did, and in the East Indies the practice of building lake settlements is very common. The lake dwellings proper of Switzerland came to light during the winter months of 1853-1854, when the water of the lakes fell much below its ordinary level. Dr. Keller, who first described these lake dwellings, says that the main platform was made of round timbers, rarely of split boards, covered with a bed of mud; the walls and sides were in great measure of interlaced branches, the interstices filled with moss, and daubed with clay. In his opinion, all the evidence goes to show they were rectangular in shape. It is probable that the huts were thatched, and the parts used as dormitories strewn with straw or hay."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Lake Dwellings

"The earliest account of lake dwellings is to be found in Herodotus, who describes a Thracian tribe…

A group of water-fowl at a bank, with a fountain and pond visible in the background.

Group of Water Fowl

A group of water-fowl at a bank, with a fountain and pond visible in the background.

An illustration of a frog ice skating on a lake wearing a hat and jacket.

Frog Ice Skating on Lake

An illustration of a frog ice skating on a lake wearing a hat and jacket.

An illustration of a frog sitting on the bank of a pond and scratching his head.

Frog Sitting on Bank and Scratching Head

An illustration of a frog sitting on the bank of a pond and scratching his head.

An illustration of a frog sitting on the bank of a pond looking out into the water.

Frog Sitting on Bank Looking at Pond

An illustration of a frog sitting on the bank of a pond looking out into the water.

"As the mummy of the dead was placed in a barge to be taken across the Lake of the Dead-for it was the manner of the Egyptians to bear the bodies about to be entombed across the water to the place of the sepulture-the members of the household, especially the women, were wont to follow in another barge, and with uplifted hands and unbound hair to cry out for the lost."—Ridpath, 1885

Funeral Procession Crossing the Lake of the Dead

"As the mummy of the dead was placed in a barge to be taken across the Lake of the Dead-for it was the…

The Great Crested Grebe (Lophæthyia cristata) is a fresh-water, migratory, diving bird of the family Podicipidæ. It has a duck-like body, brownish and white plumage, long neck, short wings, no tail, and large, flattened toes furnished with lobate membranes serving the purpose of webs. Most of its life is spent in fresh water  lakes and ponds, but in winter and during migration, it often resorts to the sea. It is an excellent diver. The nest is made of rushes and other aquatic plants and usually floats on the water, being loosely anchored to weeds and grass. It is found in nearly all parts of Europe and Asia.

Great Crested Grebe

The Great Crested Grebe (Lophæthyia cristata) is a fresh-water, migratory, diving bird of the family…

Also known as the American harrier, the marsh hawk (<em>C. Hudsonius</em>) is nineteen to twenty-one inches long. It is of a pale gray color, the underside is white with small reddish spots.

American Marsh Hawk

Also known as the American harrier, the marsh hawk (C. Hudsonius) is nineteen to twenty-one…

Large homes fringed by palm trees on a Florida shoreline.

Coastal homes

Large homes fringed by palm trees on a Florida shoreline.

The Lake Alfred Hotel, with one hundred rooms.

Lake Alfred Hotel

The Lake Alfred Hotel, with one hundred rooms.

A house set on the side of a lake.

Lakeside house

A house set on the side of a lake.

Neolithic age hut urns. The first drawing probably representing a lake dwelling. Not drawn to scale.

Neolithic Age Hut Urns

Neolithic age hut urns. The first drawing probably representing a lake dwelling. Not drawn to scale.

Lake with trees and mountains in distance.

Lake

Lake with trees and mountains in distance.

An image of a lake in a town.

Lake

An image of a lake in a town.

An illustration of a lake scene with people walking.

Lake Scene

An illustration of a lake scene with people walking.

An illustration of a man standing in knee deep water filling a water pitcher.

Man Filling Pitcher in Lake

An illustration of a man standing in knee deep water filling a water pitcher.

An illustration of a man sitting on the shore of a lake and a child standing behind him pointing into to the water.

Man Sitting & Child Standing Near Lake

An illustration of a man sitting on the shore of a lake and a child standing behind him pointing into…

Diagrammatic section of the Marjelen Lake, the Aletsch Glacier which holds it and the valley of the Viesch into which it drains when full.

Marjelen Lake

Diagrammatic section of the Marjelen Lake, the Aletsch Glacier which holds it and the valley of the…

Section of glacier lake called the Marjelen See.

Marjelen See

Section of glacier lake called the Marjelen See.

Bird's eye view of about 2 square miles of terminal moraine. Lakes shown by horizontal shading; swamps are dotted.

Terminal Moraines

Bird's eye view of about 2 square miles of terminal moraine. Lakes shown by horizontal shading; swamps…

A Native American's face and two canoes in the background.

Native American Border

A Native American's face and two canoes in the background.

An osprey, perched on a rock with a freshly caught fish pinned under one foot.

Osprey

An osprey, perched on a rock with a freshly caught fish pinned under one foot.

Depicts people relaxing on a lake, canoeing, powerboting, and diving.

Lake Recreation

Depicts people relaxing on a lake, canoeing, powerboting, and diving.

Reynard the Fox teaches Ereswine the wolf to fish with her tail. She fishes so long that her tail freezes in the frozen lake.

Reynard the Fox: Tricking Ereswine at the Lake

Reynard the Fox teaches Ereswine the wolf to fish with her tail. She fishes so long that her tail freezes…

Three sailboats on a body of water.

Sailboats

Three sailboats on a body of water.

"The salmon swimming leisurely. The body, it will be observed, is bent in two curves, one occurring towards the head, the other towards the tail. The shape of the salmon is admirably adapted for cleaving the water."&mdash;Pettigrew, 1857

Salmon

"The salmon swimming leisurely. The body, it will be observed, is bent in two curves, one occurring…

An image of a straight with boats going through it.

Straight

An image of a straight with boats going through it.

"As he sang these tender strains, the very ghosts shed tears. Tantalus, in spite of his thirst, stopped for a moment his efforts for water, Ixion's wheel stood still, the vulture ceased to tear the giant's liver, the daightrs of Danaus rested from their task of drawing water in a sieve, and Sisyphus sat on his rock to listen." &mdash;Bulfinch, 1897

Tantalus, Sisyphus, and Ixion

"As he sang these tender strains, the very ghosts shed tears. Tantalus, in spite of his thirst, stopped…

"Three children sliding on the ice, All on a summer's day. As it fell out they all fell in. The rest they ran away."

Three Children

"Three children sliding on the ice, All on a summer's day. As it fell out they all fell in. The rest…

Found in the rivers and lakes of the western and southern United States, the soft-shelled tortoise feeds on fish and small aquatic reptiles.

Soft-shelled tortoise

Found in the rivers and lakes of the western and southern United States, the soft-shelled tortoise feeds…

Turner painted this watercolor in 1824. It can now be found in the Tate Gallery in England.

Totnes on the Dart

Turner painted this watercolor in 1824. It can now be found in the Tate Gallery in England.

Illustration of oblique triangle used to find distance across a river.

Oblique Triangle for Distance Across a River

Illustration of oblique triangle used to find distance across a river.

Illustration of oblique triangle used to find distance across a river.

Oblique Triangle for Distance Across a River

Illustration of oblique triangle used to find distance across a river.

Illustration of oblique triangle used to find distance across a lake.

Oblique Triangle for Distance Across Lake

Illustration of oblique triangle used to find distance across a lake.

Illustration of similar triangles used to find distance across a lake.

Similar Triangles for Distance Across Lake

Illustration of similar triangles used to find distance across a lake.

A scene of turtles and water.

Turtles and Water

A scene of turtles and water.

The Spectre's Voyage. "There is a part of the Lake of Geneva, between the city and the little village of Clase, which is called "The Spectre's Voyage," and across which neither entreaty nor remuneration will induce any boatman to convey passengers after a certain hour of the night."

The Spectre's Voyage

The Spectre's Voyage. "There is a part of the Lake of Geneva, between the city and the little village…

"The irrigating reservoir at Walnut Grove, Arizona, showing the Artificial Lake partly filled."—E. Benjamin Andrews 1895

Walnut Grove

"The irrigating reservoir at Walnut Grove, Arizona, showing the Artificial Lake partly filled."—E.…