Tweetable Facts About the Great Lakes

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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

Home Is Where the Heart Is

Longtime Michigan resident, Maria Almaguer, describes her homesickness after recently moving out of state in another touching guest blog post. Read her story, and those just like it, here on Pure Michigan Connect!

I now believe that a place gets imprinted on your psyche after so many years. All my life (I’m 42), I’ve lived in Michigan; born in Detroit, raised in Allen Park and Rochester Hills. During college, I lived in Ann Arbor; then, after I got married, we lived in Royal Oak, Detroit, and then back to Royal Oak. While in Royal Oak, we attended many local events including the now-defunct Detroit Cityfest, the Clay & Glass Show, and the world’s biggest garage sale. And on Saturdays, we got our produce at the Farmers Market.

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