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The Great Lakes
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The Great Lakes

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An overal description of the Great Lakes

An overal description of the Great Lakes

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  • 1. The Great Lakes
    What you should know
    By John Lees
  • 2. There are 5 great lakes
    Huron
    Ontario
    Michigan
    Erie
    Superior
    Hint: To remember all of the
    lakes just spell out H.O.M.E.S
  • 3. Lake Huron
    Size: Second Largest Great Lake
    Average Depth: 195ft
    Shoreline(including islands):3,287mi
    Fact: 1st great Lake discovered byexplorers
    Lake Huron
  • 4. Lake Ontario
    Size: Smallest Great Lake
    Average Depth: 283ft
    Shoreline(includingislands): 712 mi
    Fact: Lowest elevation of the Great Lakes
    Lake Ontario
  • 5. Lake Michigan
    Size: 3rd largest Great Lake
    Average Depth: 279ft
    Shoreline(including islands): 1,638mi
    Fact: Only Great Lake completelyin the U.S
    Lake Michigan
  • 6. Lake Erie
    Size:4th largest Great Lake
    Average Depth: 62ft
    Shoreline(including islands): 871 mi
    Fact: Warmest of the Great Lakes
    Lake Erie
  • 7. Lake Superior
    Size: Largest Great Lake
    Average Depth: 483 ft
    Shoreline(including islands):2,726mi
    Fact:Superior could hold all of the other Great Lakes plus 3 more lakesthe size of Erie
    Lake Superior
  • 8. Fish of the Great Lakes
    Salmon:-Weight: 4lbs-Length: 26in
    Carp:-Weight: 1-7lbs-Length: 15-22in
    Lake Trout:-Weight: 3-9lbs-Length: 17-27in
  • 9. Vessels on the Great Lakes
    Freighters: Carry cargo,biggest ships on the GreatLakes, and can be as longas 100oft
    Tugboats: Push barges, usedfor working, and can pushmost ships
    Sailboats: For recreation, andleisure.
  • 10. Pollutants in the Great Lakes
    Mercury- Used to make metals
    Lead- Found in metals and used in fossil fuels
    Petroleum- Comes from oil and other fuels
    Sewage- Comes from sewage treatment plants
    Fertilizer- From Farms and yards
  • 11. Great Lakes Islands
    Raise your hand if you’ve been there!
    Mackinac Island
    Beaver Island
    Isle Royale
    Drummond island
    Bois Blanc
  • 12. What have we learned?
    There are 5 great lakes
    The differences between all of the lakes
    Types of fish in the lakes
    What kind of boats there are on the lakes
    What pollutes the lakes
    Some of the many islands through out all of the lakes
  • 13. Sources:
    Images(all from commons.wikimedia.org)
    Great Lakes-posted by NASA @ commons.wikimedia.org
    Fish-Salmon: posted by U.S Fish & Wildlife @ commons.wikimedia.org-Carp: posted by U.S Federal Government @commons.wikimedia.org -Lake Trout: posted by the NOAA @ commons.wikimedia.org
    Boats-Freighter: posted by Chris Light @commons.wikimedia.org-Tugboat: posted by Sherseydc @ commons.wikimedia.org-Sailboat: posted by Blue images @ commons.wikimedia.org

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