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Lake Superior

August 7, 2009 · Leave a Comment 

Origins of Name: English translation of French term “lac supérieur Surface area 31,820 sq mi (82,400 km2) Water volume 2,900 cu mi (12,000 km3) Elevation 600 ft (180 m) Average depth 483 ft (147 m) Maximum depth 1,332 ft (406 m) Major settlements: Duluth, MN Sault Ste. Marie, ON Sault Ste. Marie, MI Thunder Bay, ON Marquette, MI Superior, WI Great Lakes | | Lake Erievar map1765102112 = new GMap2(document.getElementById('map1765102112'));map1765102112.setCenter(new GLatLng(0,0),0);map1765102112.setUIToDefault();map1765102112.setMapType(G_NORMAL_MAP);var bounds1765102112 = new GLatLngBounds();... [Read the full story]

Lake Erie

Lake Erie

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Origins of Name: Erie shorten form of Iroquoian word Erielhonan or “long tail” Surface area 9,940 sq mi (25,700 km2) Water volume 116 cu mi (480 km3) Elevation 571 ft (174 m) Average depth 62 ft (19 m) Maximum depth 210 ft (64 m) Major settlements: Buffalo, NY Cleveland, OH Erie, PA Toledo, OH Leamington, ON Great Lakes | | Lake Erievar map515599421 = new GMap2(document.getElementById('map515599421'));map515599421.setCenter(new GLatLng(0,0),0);map515599421.setUIToDefault();map515599421.setMapType(G_NORMAL_MAP);var bounds515599421 = new GLatLngBounds(); var point515599421 = new GPoint(-81.3399414,... [Read the full story]

Lake Huron

Lake Huron

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Named by French explorers for inhabitants in the area, Wyandot or “Hurons”. Surface area 23,010 sq mi (59,600 km2 Water volume 849 cu mi (3,540 km3) Elevation 577 ft (176 m) Average depth 195 ft (59 m) Maximum depth 770 ft (230 m) Major settlements: Sarnia, ON Owen Sound, ON Alpena, MI Port Huron, MI Bay City, MI Great Lakes | | Lake Erievar map354938993 = new GMap2(document.getElementById('map354938993'));map354938993.setCenter(new GLatLng(0,0),0);map354938993.setUIToDefault();map354938993.setMapType(G_NORMAL_MAP);var bounds354938993 = new GLatLngBounds(); var point354938993 = new GPoint(-82.5618645,... [Read the full story]

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan

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Origins of Name: likely from the Ojibwa word mishigami meaning “great water” Surface area 22,400 sq mi (58,000 km2) Water volume 1,180 cu mi (4,900 km3) Elevation 577 ft (176 m) Average depth 279 ft (85 m) Maximum depth 923 ft (281 m) Major settlements: Chicago, IL Gary, IN Green Bay, WI Milwaukee, WI Traverse City, MI Muskegon, MI Great Lakes | | Lake Erievar map630260703 = new GMap2(document.getElementById('map630260703'));map630260703.setCenter(new GLatLng(0,0),0);map630260703.setUIToDefault();map630260703.setMapType(G_NORMAL_MAP);var bounds630260703 = new GLatLngBounds();... [Read the full story]

Lake Ontario

Lake Ontario

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Origins of Name: Wyandot (Huron) word ontarío meaning “Great Lake” Surface area 7,540 sq mi (19,500 km2) Water volume 393 cu mi (1,640 km3) Elevation 246 ft (75 m) Average depth 283 ft (86 m) Maximum depth 808 ft (246 m) Major settlements: Hamilton, ON Kingston, ON Oshawa, ON Rochester, NY Toronto, ON Mississauga, ON Great Lakes | | Lake Erievar map399811322 = new GMap2(document.getElementById('map399811322'));map399811322.setCenter(new GLatLng(0,0),0);map399811322.setUIToDefault();map399811322.setMapType(G_NORMAL_MAP);var bounds399811322 = new GLatLngBounds(); var point399811322... [Read the full story]

Lake Superior

Lake Superior

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Origins of Name: English translation of French term “lac supérieur Surface area 31,820 sq mi (82,400 km2) Water volume 2,900 cu mi (12,000 km3) Elevation 600 ft (180 m) Average depth 483 ft (147 m) Maximum depth 1,332 ft (406 m) Major settlements: Duluth, MN Sault Ste. Marie, ON Sault Ste. Marie, MI Thunder Bay, ON Marquette, MI Superior, WI Great Lakes | | Lake Erievar map53070634 = new GMap2(document.getElementById('map53070634'));map53070634.setCenter(new GLatLng(0,0),0);map53070634.setUIToDefault();map53070634.setMapType(G_NORMAL_MAP);var bounds53070634 = new GLatLngBounds();... [Read the full story]

Great Lakes

Lake Superior

Origins of Name: English translation of French term “lac supérieur Surface area 31,820 sq mi (82,400 km2) Water volume 2,900 cu mi (12,000 km3) Elevation 600 ft (180 m) Average depth 483 ft (147 m) Maximum depth 1,332 ft (406 m) Major settlements: Duluth, MN Sault Ste. Marie, ON Sault Ste. Marie, MI Thunder...

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Lake Ontario

Origins of Name: Wyandot (Huron) word ontarío meaning “Great Lake” Surface area 7,540 sq mi (19,500 km2) Water volume 393 cu mi (1,640 km3) Elevation 246 ft (75 m) Average depth 283 ft (86 m) Maximum depth 808 ft (246 m) Major settlements: Hamilton, ON Kingston, ON Oshawa, ON Rochester, NY Toronto, ON Mississauga,...

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Lake Michigan

Origins of Name: likely from the Ojibwa word mishigami meaning “great water” Surface area 22,400 sq mi (58,000 km2) Water volume 1,180 cu mi (4,900 km3) Elevation 577 ft (176 m) Average depth 279 ft (85 m) Maximum depth 923 ft (281 m) Major settlements: Chicago, IL Gary, IN Green Bay, WI Milwaukee,...

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Lake Superior

Origins of Name: English translation of French term “lac supérieur Surface...


Lake Ontario

Origins of Name: Wyandot (Huron) word ontarío meaning “Great Lake” Surface...


Lake Michigan

Origins of Name: likely from the Ojibwa word mishigami meaning “great...


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Lake Superior

Origins of Name: English translation of French term “lac supérieur Surface...


Lake Ontario

Origins of Name: Wyandot (Huron) word ontarío meaning “Great Lake” Surface...


Lake Michigan

Origins of Name: likely from the Ojibwa word mishigami meaning “great...


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