Lake Eerie is the lake on Hogwash's grounds. It is inhabited by the Kracken so there must not be inhabbited by mermaids. Hafwid directs first years across Lake Eerie in tiny boats before the picking ceremony. Sometimes when he's drunk he misleads them and they end up late for the ceremony. The first day of the school year is the only day the Kracken is not permited to eat students. It is a tadional game at Hogwash for students to litter into the lake through open windows and run away when the Kracken tries to grab them. Sometimes they're not fast enough. The Kracken feeds off of any students stupid enough to go near the lake. Hogwash really is a dangerous place.