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Wooden 3D underwater topographic map (bathymetric chart) of the Great Lakes made of layered laser cut natural Baltic Birch wood withnautical terrain. Locations etched & highlighted with special technique. Color may slightly vary from images shown. Dimensions: 12" diameter.
The Great Lakes are interconnected freshwater lakes in the upper mid-east area of the United States. Lakes Huron, Superior, Michigan, Erie, and Ontario compose the Great Lakes region that generally spans along the US-Canadian border. The 5 lakes span a total of 94,600 square miles making them the largest freshwater system in the world and composing over 20% of the world's fresh water. Lake Superior is the largest freshwater lake in the world, one of the deepest lakes in the world, and it contains more than half the water of the 5 lakes combined. Lake Michigan is the only lake of the 5 that is entirely within the United States.
The Great Lakes region serves as an enormous tourism spot for people from the midwest and all over the United States and Canada, pulling in tens of billions of dollars in revenue every year. Indeed, the region accounts for nearly a third of combined Canadian and U.S. economic activity and employment. People flock to the lakes for world-class sailing, fishing, camping, hiking, swimming, food, scenery and so much more.