The Sixth Great Lake

When you’re surrounded by the Great Lakes, there’s a tendency to fix your focus on them when the subject is water. Why not? The Lakes supply drinking water to millions,...

Public Supports Blocking Asian carp from the Great Lakes

A first-of-its-kind public opinion poll shows an overwhelming majority of people who live near the Great Lakes support immediate action to install additional structural protections that can keep Asian carp...

Great Lakes Restoration Pays for Itself

A report released Tuesday claims federal dollars invested in Great Lakes restoration efforts are returning far more back to the regional economy. The research, led by the University of Michigan’s Research...

US Poet Laureate to Visit Door County

Calling all bibliophiles and poetry lovers! Door County will have a treat on October 11 when the current US Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith, visits the peninsula. This public reading...

Researcher Recognized for Pollution Studies

A New York chemistry professor was recently recognized for her pioneering role in identifying microplastics as a significant pollutant in the Great Lakes. Her efforts led to limits on the...

Chaudoir Celebrates 40 Years

Gary Chaudoir celebrated 40 years working in stained glass on Aug. 29. His celebration was generously shared with Celebrate Water as he highlighted his work that features water scenes and...

Benches by the Bay Artist Honors Celebrate Water

The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center celebrates all things fall with their 2018 Harvest Festival/Car Show & Street Art Auction on September 15. This year’s art auction features the 2018 Benches...

Twilight Tours Bring Lighthouse History to Life

Visitors will have the opportunity to explore Eagle Bluff Lighthouse after hours during “Twilight Tours, Tunes, and Tales.” History and legends come to life through stories, poems, and music on...

The Great Lakes make up 84% of North America’s surface fresh water and about 21% of the world’s supply of surface fresh water.

The Great Lakes water system is the largest inland shipping system in the world.

The only Great Lake entirely within the U.S. is Lake Michigan.

Lake Michigan’s shores hold the largest fresh water sand dunes in the world.

The Great Lakes were formed due to glacial movements that caused depressions in the earth that eventually filled with water.

Lake Michigan and Lake Huron are considered one lake hydrologically since they are connected by the Straits of Mackinac.

Although it falls under the category of what we define as a lake, Lake Superior acts more like an inland sea.

There are 9,000-year-old animal-herding structures below Lake Huron.

The Lake Huron shoreline extends 3,827 miles and encompasses 30,000 islands. It is the longest shoreline of the Great Lakes.

The water in Lake Erie is recycled every 2.6 years, the shortest of any Great Lake.


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