Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Industrial Heritage Trail
Great Lakes Profile.
Lake Superior, elevation 601.1 ft., depth 1,330 ft.; St Mary's River; Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, elevation 577.5 ft., depth 750 ft., depth 923 ft.; St Clair River, Lake St. Clair, Detroit River, elevation 572 ft.; Lake Erie, elevation 569.2 ft., depth 210 ft.; Niagara River; Niagara Falls; Lake Ontario, elevation 243.3 ft., depth 802 ft.; St. Lawrence River.
Diagram courtesy of Michigan Sea Grant.
♦ Lake Erie is the shallowest of the Great Lakes, containing 128 trillion galons of water, and measuring 241 miles long and 57 miles wide.
♦ Eighty percent of Lake Erie's water flows in via the Detroit River, carrying water from Lakes Superior, Huron, and Michigan.
♦ The lake provides drinking water for approximately 11 million people.
♦ The lake's microclimates and formerly more extensive lakebed create a favorable environment for agriculture. The north shore is one of the richest areas of Canada's fruit
The Lake Erie Drainage Basin. Image Source: Sea Grant, Michigan.
Erected by The Industrial Heritage Committee, Inc.
Location. 42° 50.047′ N, 78° 51.291′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on Fuhrmann Boulevard ¼ mile south of Tifft Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14203, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Lakes (here, next to this marker); Early Lake Erie Water Craft (here, next to this marker); Improvements in Ship Design (here, next to this marker); The Union Ship Canal (a few steps from this marker); The Lehigh Portland Cement Company (a few steps from this marker); Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Bethlehem Steel in Lackawanna (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Buffalo.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.