The North American Great Lakes

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Why are the North American Great Lakes important?

What makes them so GREAT?

What do we use the Great Lakes for?

How do the Great Lakes affect me?

Answers to these questions and more can be found in this section!

Browse through the categories to learn more.

Recreation

Shipping & Trade

Natural Resources

Agriculture

Hydroelectricity and Power Generation

International Hub

Sovereignty & Cooperation

Population

Industry & Manufacturing

Here are a couple of videos that provide a brief overview of the Great Lakes from both Canadian and American perspectives:

Environment Canada – Keeping the Great Lakes Great

Smithsonian – On the Shores of the Great Lakes