Erie, Lake

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Erie, Lake Great Lake in North America, bordered by Ontario (w), New York (e), Ohio and Pennsylvania (s), and Michigan (sw); part of the Great Lakes-St Lawrence Seaway. It was the site of a British defeat by the USA in the War of 1812. It has been polluted by the cities on its shores. Government regulations are now aiding its recovery. Area: 25,667sq km (9910sq mi). Max. depth: 64m (210ft).

Erie, Lake

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Erie, Lake one of the five Great Lakes of North America, situated on the border between Canada and the US. It is linked to Lake Huron by the Detroit River and to Lake Ontario by the Welland Ship Canal and the Niagara River, which is its only natural outlet.

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