Lake Melville 3069 km2, is a tidal extension of Hamilton Inlet on the rugged east coast of Labrador. Linked to the inlet on the east by a narrows, the lake extends 140 km inland to its 2 western arms, Goose Bay and Grand Lake. At places the water reaches depths of 300 m. Circled by rocky mountains and hills, the lake receives several major rivers that drain a large part of Labrador, including the Naskaupi and the Churchill. An air-force base was built at Happy Valley-Goose Bay during WWII; another settlement is North West River, a former trading post. The name refers to Viscount Melville (1742-1811), a prominent British politician.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Francis, Daniel. "Lake Melville". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 23 January 2014, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/lake-melville. Accessed 19 June 2021.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Francis, D., Lake Melville (2014). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/lake-melville
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Francis, Daniel, "Lake Melville". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited January 23, 2014. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/lake-melville
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- Francis, Daniel. The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Lake Melville", Last Edited January 23, 2014, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/lake-melville
|Article by||Daniel Francis|
|Published Online||February 7, 2006|
|Last Edited||January 23, 2014|