Monday, January 18, 2016

Lake Erie

We just learned about the Great Slave Lake.

Another lake is Lake Erie, which borders Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Ontario.

This is the smallest of the Great Lakes in North America.

The lake got it's name from the Native American Iroquoi tribe, who thought since the lake was so wild and unpredictable they called it a cat.
The Iroquoi word for cat is Erige.

The Detroit river runs into Erie, and the water from Erie flows out to Niagara Falls.

(from: wikipedia - lake erie)

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