Tweetable Facts About the Great Lakes

Photo by Chris Arace

Michigan is known for its five Great Lakes, and there are plenty of fun facts to share about Lakes Huron, Ontario, Michigan, Erie and Superior. Posted below are ten facts that are short enough to Tweet out to your followers on Twitter. Be sure to follow Pure Michigan on Twitter as well for news and updates about our great state!

Did you know the Great Lakes in @PureMichigan have 6 quadrillion gallons of fresh water? http://bit.ly/IvQOHW
Fun fact: The Great Lakes contain one-fifth of our fresh surface water supply @PureMichigan http://bit.ly/IvQOHW
The Great Lakes contain more than 94,000 square miles of water @PureMichigan http://bit.ly/IvQOHW
Fun fact: one inch of surface water of Lake Superior is equal to 553 billion gallons @PureMichigan http://bit.ly/IvQOHW
Lake Superior: the largest freshwater lake in the world @PureMichigan http://bit.ly/IvQOHW
Fun fact: Lake Michigan covers over 23,000 miles @PureMichigan http://bit.ly/IvQOHW
Fun fact: Lake Huron was 1st of Great Lakes to be discovered by European explorers @PureMichigan http://bit.ly/IvQOHW
Fun fact: Lake Huron is the fifth largest freshwater lake in the world @PureMichigan http://bit.ly/IvQOHW
Of the five Great Lakes, Lake Erie is the warmest and most biologically productive @PureMichigan http://bit.ly/IvQOHW
Lake Ontario: 4th among Great Lakes in maximum depth, but 2nd to Lake Superior in average depth @PureMichigan http://bit.ly/IvQOHW
  • Marilyn Johnson27

    I’ve been on, in and under all five Great Lakes many times! I expect to be doing the same many more times ;) !!!!!

  • http://michigal.net Sue

    Hmm. Might want to add that hydrologically speaking, Lakes Michigan and Huron are actually one lake.

    http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001804.html or

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lake-Michigan-Huron/110568572329439 

  • Ken

    You do realize that only 4 of the 5 are part of Michigan.

  • Bluedogg55

    I love the Pure Michigan ads. They bring
    tears to my eyes. Thank you Tim Allen
    Cindy

  • GPS

    Only if Atlantic and Pacific are one ocean!

  • Joe
  • J Bunting

    I love the Pure Michigan ads also!   I long to be somewhere in sight of Lake Michigan this summer, but I’m afraid it’s not meant to be.  I’m glad to hear from others who love the Great Lakes so much also…..

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