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Lake Erie is one of the Great Lakes. Of the five, it is the second smallest, farthest south, and shallowest. Its northern shore is entirely within the Canadian province of Ontario. Three states are represented on the southern shore -- New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. The short western shore is in Michigan.

After the opening of the Erie Canal, Lake Erie assumed a major transportation role for the United States. It is now a component of the Saint Lawrence Seaway, linking all the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Wedding of the Waters: The Erie Canal and the Making of a Great Nation by Peter L. Bernstein.
Begun in 1817 and completed in 1825, the Erie Canal stretches 363 miles across upstate New York from Buffalo on Lake Erie to Albany on the Hudson Rive...
Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battles That Shaped American History by Craig L. Symonds.
From thunderous broadsides traded between wooden sailing ships on Lake Erie, to the carrier battles of World War II, to the devastating high-tech acti...