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The most eastern American Great Lakes between Canada and the United States of America, which is in communication with the Erie through the Niagara River and empties into the St. Lawrence. Of glacial origin, has a depth that reaches 125 meters. The navigation is never really hampered by winter ice. Large industrial complex on its shores; 18,800 square kilometers.

Lake Erie

One of the 5 Great Lakes of North America, between Lakes Huron and Ontario, forms the border between the U.S. and Canada (25,612 square kilometers, 400 kilometers long, 100 kilometers at its widest and 62 feet deep).

Of glacial origin, its icy waters in winter, become vital transport artery of the rest of the year.

This waterway, connecting Lake Erie with the Hudson River, between the C. Albany and Buffalo, channeled to the port of New York products from the Midwest; 590 kilometers.

Lake Huron

Lake Huron with 590,500 square kilometers is one of the 5 Great Lakes of North America, between Canada and the U.S..

Lake Superior

The upper lake is the westernmost of the Great Lakes area has 82,830 square kilometers, is situated between Canada and the United States of America, and is the world's largest by surface.

Its length is 600 km, a width of 260 km and a maximum depth of 397 meters.

This coupled with Lake Huron by his emissary, the River Sainte Marie. Its waters are rich in fish, are occupied by ice in winter, even that is very active navigation for 6 or 7 months.

In the western shores there is a very rich deposit of iron ore that fuels a significant portion of the lake traffic.

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is one of the 5 Great Lakes U.S. and Canada in North America.

It communicates with the Huron by the Straits of Mackinac. It has a length of 515 kilometers and a maximum of 200 kilometers offal. Ice cream for 4 months a year, has, however, a navigation very active 57,994 square kilometers.