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Facts about Lake Superior

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According to a study by professors at the University of Minnesota Duluth, Lake Superior has been warming faster than its surrounding climate.

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The Anishinabe, also known as the Ojibwe or Chippewa, have inhabited the Lake Superior region for over five hundred years, and were preceded by the Dakota, Fox, Menominee, Nipigon, Noquet, and Gros Ventres.

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Glacial meltwaters gathered in the Superior basin creating Lake Minong, a precursor to Lake Superior.

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According to an old sailor's tale, Lake Superior never gives up her dead.

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The last major shipwreck on Lake Superior was that of SS Edmund Fitzgerald, in 1975.

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The Lake Superior Highlands is another setting for an immense range of plant and animal species living in rocky shoreline communities and old-growth hardwood forests.

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Farther north, the Algoma Highlands on the eastern shore of Lake Superior in Ontario is a rare example of old-growth forest.

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Annual storms on Lake Superior regularly record wave heights of over 20 feet (6 m).

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The undisturbed wild lands edging Lake Superior create habitats for black bears, lynxes, migrating raptors, including peregrine falcons and bald eagles.

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Lake Superior's North Shore dates back to the beginnings of the earth.

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The first people came to the Lake Superior region 10,000 years ago after the retreat of the glaciers in the last Ice Age.

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Lake Superior drains into Lake Huron through the St. Marys River.

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Lake Superior is referred to as "Gitche Gumee" in the song "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald," by Gordon Lightfoot.

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The NWC built forts on Lake Superior at Grand Portage, Nipigon, the Pic River, the Michipicoten River, and Sault Ste.

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According to the Duluth Shipping News, cargo as varied as taconite, coal, chromium ore, wheat, corn, beet pulp pellets, salt, and wind turbine parts traveled across Lake Superior in one month.

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Lake Superior (48°00’N, 88°00’W) has a surface area of 31,820 square miles (82,414 kmІ)—which is larger than the U.S. state of South Carolina.

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The larger towns on Lake Superior include: The twin ports of Duluth, Minnesota and Superior, Wisconsin; Thunder Bay, Ontario; Marquette, Michigan; and the two cities of Sault Ste.

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Lake Superior's size creates a localized oceanic or maritime climate (more typically seen in locations like Nova Scotia) .

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Duluth, at the western tip of Lake Superior, is the most inland point on the Saint Lawrence Seaway and the most inland port in the world.

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Large cargo vessels called lake freighters, as well as smaller ocean-going freighters, transport these commodities across Lake Superior.

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By the mid-1950s, changes in the music business prompted Simon to offer Carnegie Hall for sale to the New York Philharmonic, which booked a majority of the hall's concert dates each year.

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Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world by surface area.

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Lake Superior, bounded by Ontario, Canada, and the U.S. state of Minnesota to the north, and the states of Wisconsin and Michigan to the south, is the largest of North America's Great Lakes.

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Lake Superior contains 2,900 cu mi (12,100 kmі) of water.

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The water in Lake Superior however, is cold enough year-round to inhibit bacterial growth, meaning bodies tend to sink and never surface.

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The largest island in Lake Superior is Isle Royale, part of the U.S. state of Michigan, off the Upper Peninsula.

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Lake Superior has been an important link in the Great Lakes Waterway, providing a route for the transportation of iron ore and other mined and manufactured materials.

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American limnologist J. Val Klump was the first person to reach the lowest depth of Lake Superior on July 30, 1985, as part of a scientific expedition.

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Water levels, including diversions of water from the Hudson Bay watershed, are governed by the International Lake Superior Board of Control which was established in 1914, by the International Joint Commission.

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Today, tourism is another significant industry as the sparsely populated Lake Superior country, with its rugged shorelines and wilderness, attracts tourists and adventurers.