States the "Black Lagoon" is 10, 000 years old. "Etched into the landscape millennia ago by the calving and crumbling remnants of a frozen world, Star Lake has existed as part of a system of drainage lakes which are home to musky, walleye, and panfish...." States the plantation was placed on the Star Lake peninsula because it provided protection from wildfires from three sides. States landform around the "Black Lagoon" was "molded by the bulldozing force of the ancient Ontonogan ice lobe. The nameless bay was closed off by ice flow and debris on which mats of Sphagnum moss have grown layer by layer for thousands of years...."
- Bookwood Historical Collection, Star Lake