Stump Inlet, N. C. A passage among the islands
off the S. E. coast of New Hanover co.
Sturgeon Bay, Brown co., Wn. A long, narrow
bay, communicating on the N. W. with Green
Bay, and extending S. E. nearly to Lake Mich-
Sturgeon River, Mn. It rises in a number of
small lakes in the N. part of Marquette co., flows
W., and then N., into Houghton co., where it
empties into Portage Lake.
Success Pond, N. Y. See Lakeville. •
Suck Creek, Te., enters Tennessee River at the
Sucker's Fork, Scott co., Ia. A small branch
of Graham's Pork of the Muscatauck River.
Sucker River, Mn., rises in a small lake in the
N. E. part of Schoolcraft co., flows across a cor-
ner of Chippewa co., and empties into Lake
_ Sudbury River, Ms. This river rises in Hop-
kinton and vicinity, and after passing Framing-
ham, Natick, Sudbury, Wayland, and Lincoln,
joins the Assabet at Concord.
Sugar Creek, Hickman co., Te., enters Dutch
River from the N. E.
Sugar Creek, la., rises in the S. part of Clinton
co., flows S. W. across Montgomery and Parke
counties, and empties into the Wabash.
Sugar Creek, Sangamon co., Is. A branch of
the Sangamon River, which it enters E. from
Sugar Creek, Is. This stream rises in McDon-
ough co., and enters the Illinois in Schuyler co.
Sugar Island, Mn. A large island situated in
the Straits of St. Mary, between the Montreal
Channel and Tahquamenaw Bay.
Sugar Rivei', N. H. This river rises from Sun-
apee Lake, passes through part of Wendell, the
whole of Newport, and nearly through the centre
of Claremont, where it meets the Connecticut.
Red Water Brook, in Claremont, is a branch of
Sullivan's Island, Charleston district, S. C. A
small island lying at the mouth of Charleston
Summer Island, Mn., lies in Lake Michigan, S.
from Point de Tour.
Summer Lake, On. A small body of water
lying N. E. from Tlamath Lake.
Sunapee Lake, N. H., lies in the N. W. part of
Hillsboro'co. and the N.E. part of Cheshire, in
the towns of Wendell, New London, and New-
bury. It is 12 miles long and about l£ miles in
width. Its outlet is on the W. side, through Sugar
River. Dr. Jackson, in his geological report,
says that this lake is so near the summit level,
that a slight excavation would turn its waters
either into the Connecticut or the Merrimack. It
is elevated about 1080 feet above the sea level,
and the descent of its outlet, Sugar River, to the
Connecticut, is very rapid.
Suncook River, N. H. This river rises in a pond
between Gilmanton and Gilford, near the sum-
mit of one of the Suncook Mts., elevated 900
feet above its base. This stream passes through
two other ponds at the foot of the mountains, and
thence through the S. E. part of Gilmanton, into
Barnstead, where it receives several tributaries;
thence through Pittsfield and Epsom, and be-
tween Allenstown and Pembroke, into the Mer-
Sun Flower River, Mi. This river is supplied
by two head branches, which are outlets of the
Mississippi. It flows S., connecting with numer-
ous small streams, and finally enters the Yazoo.
Sunkhaze Stream, Me., flows N. of W., and falls
into the Penobscot about 5 miles above Oldtown
Superior, Lake, the largest of the great lakes
of North America, and supposed to be the largest
body of fresh water on the surface of the globe.
Its length is about 380 miles, its breadth 130
miles, and its circumference between 1400 and
1500 miles. It is surrounded mostly by a rocky,
uneven, and sterile coast. It contains many con-
siderable islands, the largest of which, in the N.W.
part, is Isle Royal, about 100 miles long and 40
broad. Its waters abound with fish, particularly
trout, sturgeon, and white fish, which are caught
at all seasons. The trout taken in this lake gen-
erally weigh about 12 pounds, but many are
larger than this, even up to 50 pounds. The
elevation of the lake's surfaje above the ocean is
641 feet, and the mean depth of its bottom 900
feet. This lake is subject to as violent agitation
from storms as the broad Atlantic, and its navi-
gation is quite as dangerous. The vessels which
navigate Lake Superior are confined within its
own waters, as the Falls of St. Mary present a
complete obstruction to communication by water
with the lakes below. This obstruction will
doubtless be ultimately overcome, as it is possible
that this should be done by a ship canal, at a
comparatively moderate expense. More than 30
rivers empty their waters into Lake Superior,
which are all discharged by the outlet of St.
Mary's Strait, or River, into Lake Huron, towards
the E. The boundary line between the U. S. and
the British possessions passes from its outlet
through the middle of the E. section of this lake;
but towards the W. it is carried clear round to
the N. of Isle Royal, giving that island and the
whole body of the lake below it to the U. S.;
then, passing round the W. extremity of the
island, it inclines S. to the entrance of Pigeon
River, leaving the largest part of this section of
the lake on the British side. The Pictured Rocks,
so called, towards the E. end of Lake Superior,
are a great natural curiosity. They form a per-
pendicular wall 300 feet high, extending about 12
miles along the shore of the lake. Upon the face
of this wail are numerous indentations and pro-
jections, from which they have received their
name, and at the base are many deep receding
caverns, into which the waves, especially when
lashed by storms, roll and reverberate with a
tremendous roar. At one place, at the height of
70 feet, a considerable stream leaps out, at a single
burst from this lofty palisade of rocks, into the
lake, leaving a clear space for boats to pass be-
hind its descending column. At another place
four huge piers of the rock bear up a vast stra-
tum or entablature of the same, with earth resting
upon it, upon which are growing trees of spruce
and pine, some of which stand 50 or 60 feet high.
This is appropriately called the Doric Rock, from
its remarkable resemblance to a work of art. In
the region about the shores of Lake Superior,
many valuable mines of copper and other ores
have been discovered within a few years past; for
the working of which companies have been formed
among capitalists of our eastern cities, who, not-
withstanding the remoteness of the locality, and
the want of many facilities of transportation
which may hereafter be provided, are, with profit
to themselves, bringing no small supply of this