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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 by explorers 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 Lake Michigan • Size: 3rd largest Great Lake • Average Depth: 279ft • Shoreline(including islands): 1,638mi • Fact: Only Great Lake completelyin the U.S

  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