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Great Lakes

(Encyclopedia) Great Lakes, group of five freshwater lakes, central North America, creating a natural border between the United States and Canada and forming the largest body of freshwater in the world, with ...

Great Lakes

(Encyclopedia) Great Lakes, group of freshwater lakes lying along the Great Rift Valley , E Africa, including Lakes Victoria , Tanganyika , Nyasa , Turkana , Albert , ...

Alpena

(Encyclopedia) Alpena ălpē´nə [key], city (1990 pop. 11,354), seat of Alpena co., N Mich., on Thunder Bay, an arm of Lake Huron; inc. 1871. Limestone quarried nearby is used to make cement, Alpena's chie...

Illinois

(Encyclopedia) Illinois, river, 273 mi (439 km) long, formed by the confluence of the Des Plaines and Kankakee rivers, NE Ill., and flowing SW to the Mississippi at Grafton, Ill. It is an important commercial...

Collingwood

(Encyclopedia) Collingwood, town (1991 pop. 13,505), S Ont., Canada at the south end of Georgian Bay, an arm of Lake Huron. Collingwood is a shipbuilding center and has one of the largest dry docks on the Gre...

Winnebago, Lake

(Encyclopedia) Winnebago, Lake, 215 sq mi (557 sq km), E Wis.; largest lake in Wisconsin. Fed and drained by the Fox River, the lake is part of an all-water route between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi R...

Windsor, University of

(Encyclopedia) Windsor, University of wĭn´zər , at Windsor, Ont., Canada; nondenominational; coeducational; founded 1857 as Assumption College. It achieved university status in 1953. It has faculties ...

Saint Clair, Lake

(Encyclopedia) Saint Clair, Lake, c.490 sq mi (1,270 sq km), 27 mi (43 km) long, on the U.S.-Canadian border, between SW Ont. and SE Mich. The St. Clair River (41 mi/66 km long) flows into the lake from Lake ...

Illinois Waterway

(Encyclopedia) Illinois Waterway, 336 mi (541 km) long, linking Lake Michigan with the Mississippi River, N Ill.; an important part of the waterway connecting the Great Lakes with the Gulf of Mexico. The Illi...

Waukegan

(Encyclopedia) Waukegan wôkē´gən [key], residential and industrial city (1990 pop. 69,392), seat of Lake co., NE Ill., on Lake Michigan; inc. 1859. It has a good harbor and is the first port of call in I...