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Lake Superior: Deepest of the Great lakes with a maximum depth of 1,332 feet. The highest of the Great Lakes at 600 feet above sea level.
Lake Huron: Fifth largest freshwater lake in the world. First of the Great Lakes to be discovered by European explorers.
Lake Michigan: Only Great Lake completely within the U.S. This lake's shoreline contains the largest freshwater dunes in the world.
Lake Erie: Shallowest and most biologically productive of the Great Lakes. Shortest retention time (2.6 years), and the only Great Lake with three distinct basins.
Lake Ontario: Has smallest shoreline volume of the Great Lakes. Last in the Great Lakes chain, and the only lake with controlled water levels.