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Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, USA and Canada

45.0N 82.4W

September 6th, 2011 Category: Lakes

USA and Canada - August 15th, 2011

This image focuses on Lake Huron, one of the five Great Lakes of North America, and Georgian Bay (the large bay connected to the lake in the upper part of the image). Sediments can be observed along the southern shores of the lake, although most of the rest of the shoreline of the lake and bay is clear.

Lake Huron is bounded on the east by the Canadian province of Ontario and on the west by the state of Michigan in the United States. It is the second largest of the Great Lakes, with a surface area of 59,596 km2 (23,010 sq mi) making it the third largest fresh water lake on earth. It contains a volume of 3,540 km3 (850 cubic miles), and a shoreline length of 3,827 mi (6,157 km).

Georgian Bay is a large bay of Lake Huron, located in Ontario, Canada. The main body of the bay lies east of the Bruce Peninsula and Manitoulin Island. The Main Channel separates the Bruce Peninsula from Manitoulin Island and connects Georgian Bay to the rest of Lake Huron.

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