But where else can you find roughly 35,000 islands and 20% of the world’s fresh water, or enough to cover the whole of North America to a depth of 1.5 metres?
Now, although there are five Great Lakes, only four of them lie along the Canada/USA border. That would be, west to east, Lakes Superior, Huron, Erie, and Ontario, Lake Michigan being entirely in the USA.
On the other hand, some folks consider that Huron and Michigan are one lake, because they are “one hydrological body of water, connected by the Straits of Mackinac.”
So what the heck. We’ll claim the whole shebang. I mean, whose sesquicentennial is it?