Buffalo in Erie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Great Lakes
The Industrial Heritage Trail
♦ The Great Lakes are the largest system of fresh surface water on earth, containing roughly 20 percent of the world's available surface water.
♦ Lake Superior has the largest area of any freshwater lake in the world. It is also the coldest and deepest of the five Great Lakes. Average depths are close to 500 feet, and the deepest point in the lake reaches 1,332 feet.
♦ Lake Michigan is the sixth largest freshwater lake in the world, and the only Great Lake to lie entirely within
♦ Lake Huron has the longest shoreline of all the Great Lakes, and has the largest freshwater island in the world, Manitoulin Island.
♦ Lake Ontario is the smallest of the Great Lakes by surface area, but its average depth (283 feet) is second only to Lake Superior.
The Great Lakes Drainage Basin. Image Source: Sea Grant, Michigan.
Erected by The Industrial Heritage Committee, Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 42° 50.047′ N, 78° 51.29′ W. Marker is in Buffalo, New York, in Erie County. Marker is on Fuhrmann Boulevard, ¼ mile south of Tifft Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buffalo NY 14203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lake Erie (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Buffalo.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 23, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.