Why it's called lake Superior - Kimber Forum


Go Back   Kimber Forum > Off Topic Area > Off-Topic Discussion Forum

Like Tree20Likes
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-13-2017, 09:54 AM   #1
Super Moderator
Chuck43's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northern Illinois
Posts: 33,333
Why it's called lake Superior

Pretty amazing….. Did you realize how big this lake is?


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.
Marshall, Dude22, 2sharp2 and 6 others like this.
Chuck43 is offline   Reply With Quote
Remove Ads
Old 05-13-2017, 10:03 AM   #2
Senior Member
Albert.Cairns's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 1,898
And it's cold too even in the middle of summer!

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Chuck43, starnovi and DaveinNC like this.
Albert.Cairns is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2017, 11:26 AM   #3
Senior Member
krunchnik's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Lakeland,TN
Posts: 155
Send a message via Skype™ to krunchnik
I can vouch for the summer temps in Lake Superior-it will turn most of a persons needed parts blue when swimming-My hometown is on the lake
Chuck43 and Jflytle like this.
krunchnik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2017, 02:01 PM   #4
Senior Member
ChattanoogaPhil's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 3,010
This is Harrison Bay, about 90 seconds from my home.

It's called Harrison because of the town Harrison that is partially submerged under it which got it's name from President William Henry Harrison.

photo plucked from the Net.

starnovi likes this.

Last edited by ChattanoogaPhil; 05-13-2017 at 09:47 PM.
ChattanoogaPhil is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2017, 03:36 PM   #5
Senior Member
2sharp2's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Chattanooga
Posts: 11,591
I'm 90 seconds on the Eagle Bluff side of Harrison Bay.
The Kimber Family

CDP & RCP Ultra's
Classic Carry Pro (Factory Bone Grips)
Custom Two-Tone 45/.460Rowland
Gold Combat Limited Edition
Master Carry Pro
Sapphire Ultra 9mm
SIS Custom, Pro, Ultra
Stainless Ultra Carry 9mm
Stainless Raptor Custom, Pro, Ultra
Super Carry Ultra Plus

84M Longmaster Classic SS .308
SVT 22lr Stainless Fluted Bull Barrel
Kimber Of America 82 Stainless Fluted .22lr
84M Varmint Stainless 204 Ruger
2sharp2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2017, 03:52 PM   #6
Senior Member
Shootinit's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 4,171
Lake Inferior doesn't hate the same ring.
Shootinit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2017, 06:51 PM   #7
Senior Member
starnovi's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,676
The Great Lakes are pretty impressive!
starnovi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2017, 01:46 AM   #8
Senior Member
Lineman's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: Beautiful Downtown Monroe, GA
Posts: 3,765
Wink Been There/Done That!!

Back in my youth, when I lived in Wisconsin, I recall taking a trip up north and I saw Lake Superior!! We went out on a tour boat to check it out. As we cruised along, the captain made note of the fact that we were traveling in water that was 80 feet deep. To my shock, I could actually see the bottom!! There were huge rocks on the gravel bottom. I could see good sized lake trout swimming along the bottom. Now that is clear, clean water!!

I was only 8 years old then. It made an impression that has lasted to this day. To a young kid, back then, Wisconsin seemed like a paradise!! Fishing, camping and just plain running loose in the woods. I wish my father had been a hunter. I would have loved to have hunted in Wisconsin!! I still have many fond memories of living there!! A hell of a place to be a kid!!
Marshall, Jflytle and starnovi like this.
The Lineman-Proud Army Dad!!

Obama called me a CLINGER! Terrorists call me an INFIDEL!
Hillary calls me DEPLORABLE! Trump calls me an AMERICAN!!

Kimber Stainless Ultra Raptor II .45 ACP
Kimber Pro Carry II .45 ACP
NRA Member 45+ Years
Georgia Carry.Org Member
Wounded Warrior Project Supporter
Lineman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2017, 07:19 AM   #9
Senior Member
Ice-and-Snow's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: North GA
Posts: 2,231
This is an impression... http://www.lakesuperior.com/download...25b3a7fc8a7639

This is a depth chart! https://image-store.slidesharecdn.co...-original.jpeg

Last edited by Ice-and-Snow; 05-14-2017 at 07:23 AM.
Ice-and-Snow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-14-2017, 07:20 AM   #10
Senior Member
Ice-and-Snow's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: North GA
Posts: 2,231
And: BRRRRRRR! http://www.drroyspencer.com/wp-conte...aqua_.250m.jpg

I went to college 20' south of Lake Ontario. (It's the one at the far right, and the college was on the far-right edge of Ontario. Every night, the college would empty out to watch the sun go down over the lack. Playboy mag. voted Oswego the number 2 best sunsets on the planet -- after Okinawa.


(I hadn't actually realized the size diffs -- I can tell you that (little!) Ontario LOOKED like an ocean from the shore!! You can (barely) see the 'Finger Lakes' below Ontario. (Wow. Teeny!)
starnovi likes this.

Last edited by Ice-and-Snow; 05-14-2017 at 07:27 AM.
Ice-and-Snow is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Called Kimber zrsteve Kimber Talk 26 04-29-2017 09:22 AM
Dipping my toes into Lake Kimber Buffalo boy New Member Introduction 20 08-09-2016 07:38 PM
New format or whatever it's called Cucamonga kid Kimber Talk 20 07-30-2016 05:24 AM