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Lakes Nipigon and Superior, USA and Canada

47.9N 88.8W

May 7th, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

USA - April 27th, 2010

USA - April 27th, 2010

Lake Superior, on the border of Canada and the USA, juts out into this image from the right edge. Interesting features of the lake include the large Isle Royale and Black Bay, which, despite its name, appears green in color here. Lake Nipigon is also visible north of Lake Superior.

Lake Nipigon is the largest lake entirely within the boundaries of the Canadian province of Ontario (since four of the five Great Lakes are split between the US and Canada). It is sometimes described as the sixth Great Lake. Lying 260 metres (853 ft) above sea level, the lake drains into the Nipigon River and thence into Nipigon Bay of Lake Superior.

Isle Royale is an island of the Great Lakes, located in the northwest of Lake Superior, and part of the state of Michigan. The island is 45 miles (72 km) long and 9 miles (14 km) wide, with an area of 206.73 square miles (535.43 km2), making it the largest natural island in Lake Superior. The island and the 400 surrounding smaller islands and waters make up Isle Royale National Park.

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