BEFORE Lake Michigan, THERE WAS michigami
When the French explorers Marquette and Joliet first reached the shores of this breathtaking natural treasure, they asked the native people they encountered what the lake was called. Their response was “michigami“.
In the original Ojibwe, it means “Great Water.”
Now, more than three centuries later, a groundbreaking new water supply program is poised to translate michigami into great water again…this time for the people of Waukesha, Wisconsin.