Lake Superior Day is a day to celebrate and appreciate the largest freshwater lake in the world by volume. It is also one of the oldest, formed around 1.1 billion years ago.
The Lake Superior basin covers parts of Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, and Ontario, Canada. The lake has a surface area of 31,700 square miles and is home to over 3,000 miles of shoreline.
Superior is the largest of the five Great Lakes in North America and is the world’s largest freshwater lake by surface area. It is also the world’s deepest lake, reaching a depth of 1,332 feet. The average depth of the lake is 493 feet.
The lake is home to a diverse array of wildlife, including over 80 species of fish, 26 species of reptiles and amphibians, and more than 300 species of birds. Superior is also home to the world’s largest population of freshwater dolphins.
Humans have been living in the Lake Superior basin for over 12,000 years. The first people to settle in the area were the Anishinaabe, who have resided in the region for over 10,000 years. The Anishinaabe have a special relationship with Lake Superior and consider it to be a sacred body of water.
The lake has played an important role in human history, serving as a major transportation route for centuries. Today, the lake is a popular tourist destination, with people coming from all over the world to enjoy its beauty.
On this day, we celebrate the magnificent Lake Superior and all that it has to offer. We acknowledge the importance of preserving this natural treasure for future generations to enjoy. Let us take time to appreciate the wonder of this great lake and all the life that it sustains.