Lake Superior Facts:
Lake Superior is the largest of the Great Lakes of North America. The lake is shared by Canada's Ontario and the United States' Minnesota to the north and west, and Wisconsin and Michigan to the south. From it's western shore in Duluth, MN to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario it reaches 349 miles in length. It's legendary storms have claimed 350 ship wrecks. 10 percent of the worlds water is held in it's banks and it takes 400-500 years for the water to completely recycle!
Mississipi River Facts
The Mississippi River is the third longest river in North America stretching 2,350 miles from it's source at Lake Itasca in Minnesota all the way to the Gulf of Mexico. It ranges from 20 feet wide at it's start where you are able to walk across to 11 miles near Bena, MN. The speed of the water flow is approximately 1.2 miles per hour at the start and 3 miles per hour at New Orleans, LA. The average flow rate in Minneapolis, MN is 12,000 cubic feet per second by the time it reaches New Orleans it is 600,000 cubic feet per second. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains a navigation channel from Minneapolis to New Orleans.
Some of my favorite boating pictures from Lake Superior.