What is Lake Michigan?

  • (noun): The 3rd largest of the Great Lakes; the largest fresh-water lake entirely within the United States borders.
    Synonyms: Michigan

Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan is one of the five Great Lakes of North America and the only one located entirely within the United States. The other four Great Lakes are shared by the US and Canada. It is the second largest of the Great Lakes by volume and the third largest by surface area, after Lake Superior and Lake Huron (and is slightly smaller than the U.S. state of West Virginia). To the east, its basin is conjoined with that of Lake Huron through the wide Straits of Mackinac, giving it the same surface elevation as its easterly counterpart. Lake Michigan is bounded, from west to east, by the U.S. states of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. The word "Michigan" originally referred to the lake itself, and is believed to come from the Ojibwa word mishigami meaning "great water".

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SS William B. Davock
... Davock was a lake freighter that was constructed in 1907 by Great Lakes Engineering Works, at their St ... She was operated by Vulcan Steamship from 1907 to 1915 in The Great Lakes coal, iron ore, grain and stone trades ... The Davock resumed it's traditional trade pattern of coal carried to upper lakes ports from Lake Erie and iron ore from Lake Superior ports to the steel mills of Lake Erie and Lake Michigan ...
Lake Michigan - Ecology
... Lake Michigan is home to a variety of species of fish and other organisms ... It was originally home to lake trout, yellow perch, panfish, largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bowfin, as well as some species of catfish ... In recent years overfishing has caused a decline in lake trout, ultimately causing an increase in the alewife population ...
Sonny (robot) - Plot
... Meanwhile, using Sonny's drawing of the vision, Spooner discovers the location, the now dried-up Lake Michigan that USR uses as a storage area for older robot models ... The government orders the NS-5s decommissioned to the site in Lake Michigan, while Spooner clears Sonny of Lanning's murder, arguing that 'murder' is defined as one human killing another and Sonny is therefore ... closure, Sonny is seen on the hill at Lake Michigan, as in his vision, with the other NS-5 robots looking to him for guidance ...
La Salle Expeditions - Early Expeditions - Second Expedition
... He led a group of men west across Lake Erie and then overland ending up at the southern tip of Lake Michigan ... not indicate, it would have been obvious that the Great Lakes represented a vast freshwater sea ... From Lake Michigan, the party moved south across Illinois and encountered the Mississippi River ...
Charles Mears - Adulthood
... They studied the “Farmer's map of Michigan” and decided to move to the newly opened western territory of Michigan ... Mears and his brothers went to Paw Paw, Michigan, because of the Paw Paw River and its navigational capabilities to Lake Michigan ... through the Straits of Mackinac and then down south on the western coast of Michigan to St ...

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