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Old 05-13-2017, 08:54 AM   #1
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Why it's called lake Superior

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


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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And it's cold too even in the middle of summer!


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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
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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.

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I'm 90 seconds on the Eagle Bluff side of Harrison Bay.
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The Great Lakes are pretty impressive!
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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!!
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This is an impression... http://www.lakesuperior.com/download...25b3a7fc8a7639

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

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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.

https://eoimages.gsfc.nasa.gov/image....1645.250m.jpg

(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!)
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