Nokomis was named for the daughter of the moon, grandmother of Hiawatha as described in Longfellow’s poem Song of Hiawatha. She had her wigwam on the shore of Gitchee Gumee (Lake Superior).The restaurant looks across to the south shore at about the mouth of the Brule River. The distance across the lake at this point is approximately 20 miles. As you move your eyes east along the shoreline, you come to Port Wing, Wisconsin and Cornucopia, Wisconsin. When atmospheric conditions are just right, we can see some of the Apostle Islands.