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Post by retired2 Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:23 pm

LAKE SUPERIOR FACTS

·   Lake Superior contains ten percent of all the fresh water on the planet Earth.

·  It covers 82,000 square kilometers or 31,700 square miles.

·  The average depth is 147 meters or 483 feet.

·  There have been about 350 shipwrecks recorded in Lake Superior .

·  Lake Superior is, by surface area, the largest lake in the world.

·        A Jesuit priest in 1668 named it Lac Tracy, but that name was never officially adopted.

·  It contains as much water as all the other Great Lakes combined, plus three extra Lake Erie's!!

·  There is a small outflow from the lake at St. Mary's River (Sault Ste Marie) into Lake Huron,
but it takes almost two centuries for the water to be completely replaced.

·  There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and South America with water one  foot deep.

·  Lake Superior was formed during the last glacial retreat, making it one of the
earth's youngest major features at only about 10,000 years old.

·  The deepest point in the lake is 405 meters or 1,333 feet.

·  There are 78 different species of fish that call the big lake home.

·  The maximum wave ever recorded on Lake Superior was 9.45 meters or 31 feet high.

·  If you stretched the shoreline of Lake Superior out to a straight line,
it would be long enough to reach from Duluth to the Bahamas.

·  Over 300 streams and rivers empty into Lake Superior with the largest source being the Nipigon River .

·  The average underwater visibility of Lake Superior is about 8 meters or 27 feet,
making it the cleanest and clearest of the Great Lakes.
Underwater visibility in some spots reaches 30 meters.

·  In the summer, the sun sets more than 35 minutes later
on the western shore of Lake Superior than at its southeastern edge.

·  Some of the world's oldest rocks, formed about 2.7 billion years ago, can be found on the Ontario shore of Lake Superior.

·  It very rarely freezes over completely, and then usually just for a few hours.
 Complete freezing occurred in 1962, 1979, 2003 and 2009.
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Post by Rick Wisson Sat Oct 04, 2014 5:01 pm

Interesting. So I wonder where all this crap comes from we have a fresh water shortage in Canada.
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Post by kishgo Sun Oct 05, 2014 6:22 am

No 'like' button but I do like it!
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