The town of Wawa is located on the western shores of Wawa Lake. From 1900 to 1918 the Helen Mine here had the highest production of iron ore of any mine in Canada.
The community is known for its 8.5-metre (28-foot) metal statue of a Canada Goose, which was built in 1960, and dedicated to the community in 1961. Wawa takes its name from the Ojibwe word for “wild goose”, wewe.
We saw several Cranes by the highway:
So beautiful I had to send it along. Volume up!
A bird in the boughs sang “June,”
And “June” hummed a bee
In a bacchic glee
As he tumbled over and over
Drunk with the honey-dew. – Clinton Scollard (1860–1932)