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Lake Michigan’s Green Bay, USA

44.5N 88W

May 6th, 2011 Category: Lakes

USA - May 1st, 2011

This thumbnail image focuses on the northern part of Lake Michigan, although the lake is visible in its entirety in the full image and part of Lake Superior can be seen above.

Visible on the left side of the image is Green Bay, an arm of Lake Michigan, located along the south coast of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and the east coast of Wisconsin. Green Bay is some 120 mi long, with a width ranging from about 10 mi to 20 mi. It is 1626 sqmi in area.

It is separated from the rest of the lake by the Door Peninsula in Wisconsin, the Garden Peninsula in Michigan, and the chain of islands between them, all formed by the Niagara Escarpment.

At the southern end of the bay is the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin, where the Fox River enters the bay. Some greenish sediments can be seen where the river enters the bay, although their influx does not appear to be particularly dense.


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