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The Great Lakes

The Great Lakes

Great Lakes Facts

Did you know that....

  • Lake Superior is 1,335 feet deep and 350 miles long. It is the largest of the Great Lakes in both surface area and volume. Lake Superior could contain all the other Great Lakes plus three more lakes the size of Lake Erie. Learn more fun facts about Lake Superior.

  • Lake Michigan is 925 feet deep and 307 miles long. It is the third largest Great Lake and the sixth largest freshwater lake in the world.

  • Lake Huron is 748 feet deep and 206 miles long. It is the second largest Great Lake and the fifth largest freshwater lake in the world. It has the longest shoreline of the Great Lakes if you count the shorelines of its 30,000 islands.

  • Lake Erie is 210 feet deep and 240 miles long. It is the fourth largest of the Great Lakes in surface area and the smallest by volume.

  • Lake Ontario is 804 feet deep and 193 miles long. It is the smallest of the Great Lakes in surface area. It lies 325 feet below Lake Erie, at the base of Niagara Falls.


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