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Georgian Bay should really be considered as the sixth Great Lake, but for reasons known only to 19th-century cartographers, it became a large embayment of Lake Huron. This large water body, dubbed Mer Douce (gentle sea) by French explorers, is 320 kilometres (200 miles) long by 80 kilometres (50 miles) wide.
Eastern Georgian Bay is part of the southern portion of the Canadian Shield; primarily granitic, Precambrian bedrock exposed by glaciers and subsequent post-glacial lake wave action. The stunningly rugged beauty of the Bay inspired artists like Tom Tomson and the Group of Seven, whose landscapes captured the natural beauty of the area.
There are over 30,000 islands along the eastern shore of Georgian Bay, which is the largest concentration of islands in the world. The largest of these islands is Parry Island, located directly across from the town of Parry Sound and is home to the Wasauksing First Nation.