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3 | Introduction to the Great Lakes
Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes in surface area and volume. In fact, Superior has the largest surface area of any freshwater lake in the world. The lake stretches 350 miles from west to east and 160 miles north to south. Its shoreline is nearly 2,800 miles long. Superior is also the coldest and deepest of the five Great Lakes. Average depths are close to 500 feet; the deepest point in the lake reaches 1,332 feet.
Graphics: Basin map with Lake Superior highlighted; rocky cliffs on the shores of Isle Royale show the effects of prolonged wind and waves; Miner's Castle rock formation at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.