In the quiet of dawn the faint echoes of ancient lore can be heard, the story of the young warrior and the beautiful maiden, from competing tribes, who swam across St. Mary's Lake where they would meet. When the tribal leaders learned what they had done they raced to the island to return them home and to banish them from one another. But before they could arrive, the Great Spirit took pity on the young lovers and turned them into geese that mate for life. When the tribes arrived, they found only two geese, stroking one another's necks lovingly. As the tribes approached, the two geese flew away never to return. From that day, this little island in the sea has been named Wild Goose Island. Photo © copyright by Ed Fuhr.