Beverly Shores in Porter County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Is This an Ocean or a Lake?
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
This vast body has 1,180 cubic miles of water, enough to cover 48 states two fee deep. For the millions of people living within its watershed, it is a valuable source of fresh drinking water.
What’s the Difference?
- made of fresh and salt water.
- surrounded by land.
- larger and deeper than ponds and fed by rivers.
- considered temporary, in geologic terms.
- large, continuous bodies of salt water.
- responsible, through evaporation, for rainfall on land.
- affect wind and climate patterns.
- cover nearly 71 percent of the Earth’s surface.
Imagine how this landscape looked 14,000 years ago, when a mile-thick sheet of ice covered the region. As the glacier slowly melted it left depressions in the earth that gradually filled with water. These huge basins are called the Great Lakes.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 41° Click for map. Marker is located at the Lake View unit of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Marker is in this post office area: Beverly Shores IN 46301, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whose Home Is It? (here, next to this marker); Recipe for a Sand Dune (here, next to this marker); Stephen Tyng Mather (a few steps from this marker); Century of Progress Homes (approx. 0.3 miles away); Edwin Way Teale (approx. 2.7 miles away); The J.D. Marshall (approx. 3.4 miles away); Le Petit Fort (approx. 3.9 miles away); Dunes Hi-Way (approx. 4.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Beverly Shores.
Also see . . . Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Official National Park Service website. (Submitted on April 6, 2014.)
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