All Great Lakes Connected

March 5, 2010

20% of the world's fresh surface waterThe Great Lakes are a marvelous freshwater system shared by the United States and Canada.  Only Lake Michigan is entirely within the United States.

Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie and Lake Ontario are all connected and have their outlet through the St. Lawrence River to the Atlantic Ocean. 

Many shipwrecks lie on the bottoms of these powerful lakes.  The cold fresh water preserves them but since zebra mussels entered the lakes accidentally, these shipwrecks are encrusted with them.  It is illegal for divers to take things from these shipwrecks.

There are places where glass bottomed boats will take tourists to see what lies below.


One Response to “All Great Lakes Connected”

  1. Barbara Spring said

    Reblogged this on The Dynamic Great Lakes Blog and commented:

    Heed marine warnings when venturing out on the Great Lakes.

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