41 Facts About Lake Erie

1. Port of Lake Erie is located on Presque Isle Bay, a natural harbor formed by Presque Isle.

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2. Lake Erie is the northern terminus of Interstate 79, which travels south to Pittsburgh and, ultimately, West Virginia.

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3. Lake Erie is home to its main campus, and it provides services in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

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4. Lake Erie is home of the Barber National Institute and its Elizabeth Lee Black School, which provides services and education for children and adults with mental disabilities.

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5. The city of Lake Erie is split by the 1st and 2nd Districts of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and is represented by Democrats Patrick Harkins and Florindo Fabrizio, respectively.

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6. Lake Erie is the largest city in Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district and is currently represented in Congress by Republican Mike Kelly, who was elected in 2010.

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7. City of Lake Erie is incorporated as a 3rd class city under Pennsylvania law.

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8. Lake Erie plays host to a number of semi-pro and professional sports teams.

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9. Lake Erie is served by several AM and FM radio stations based in the city and dozens of other nearby station broadcasts can be heard.

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10. Lake Erie is served by Lake Erie Times-News, the city's daily newspaper as well as Erie Reader, an alternative weekly newspaper.

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11. Lake Erie is the hometown of Marc Brown, the author and illustrator of Arthur books and TV series.

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12. Lake Erie is the hometown of Train lead singer, Patrick Monahan.

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13. Lake Erie is home to several professional and amateur performing-arts groups.

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14. Lake Erie became an important city for iron and steel manufacturing during the Industrial Revolution and thrived well into the 20th century with firms like Griswold Manufacturing, once the leader in cast iron cookware.

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15. Lake Erie is the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's primary access point to Lake Erie, the Great Lakes, and the Saint Lawrence Seaway.

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16. On December 24 and 25, 2017, Lake Erie received 53 inches of snowfall, breaking a record for the largest two-day snowfall anywhere in the state of Pennsylvania.

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17. Lake Erie lies on the typical humid continental zone.

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18. Lake Erie is laid out in a grid surrounding Perry Square in the downtown area.

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19. Lake Erie won the All-America City Award in 1972, and was a finalist in 1961, 1994, 1995 and 2009.

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20. Lake Erie was an important shipbuilding, fishing, and railroad hub during the mid-19th century.

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21. Lake Erie is known as the "Flagship City" because of its status as the home port of Oliver Hazard Perry's flagship Niagara.

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22. Lake Erie is halfway between the cities of Buffalo, New York, and Cleveland, Ohio, and due north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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23. Lake Erie is a city on the south shore of Lake Erie and the county seat of Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States.

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24. Lake Erie is the Walleye Capital of the World—people come from all over the world to fish these waters.

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25. Lake Erie is home to one of the largest commercial freshwater fisheries in the world.

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26. Lake Erie is the warmest and most biologically productive of the Great Lakes.

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27. Lake Erie has a retention time of 2.6 years, which is the shortest of the Great Lakes.

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28. Lake Erie is one of the five Great Lakes of North America.

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29. Lake Erie is popular with sports fishermen and it boasts an extensive walleye fishery.

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30. Lake Erie was the last of the Great Lakes to be explored by Europeans.

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31. Lake Erie is the warmest of all of the Great Lakes, but it freezes over more than the other lakes.

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32. Lake Erie is home to one of the world's largest freshwater commercial fisheries.

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33. In short, Lake Erie is in danger of dying by suffocation.

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34. Lake Erie has a complex ecosystem with many species in constant interaction.

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35. Lake Erie is responsible for microclimates that are important to agriculture.

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36. Lake Erie neared the Canada shore a little below Long Point.

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37. Lake Erie was the last of the Great Lakes to be explored by Europeans, since the Iroquois who occupied the Niagara River area were in conflict with the French, and they did not allow explorers or traders to pass through.

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38. Lake Erie is the shallowest of the Great Lakes because the ice was relatively thin and lacked erosion power when it reached that far south, according to one view.

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39. Lake Erie has a lake retention time of 2.6 years, the shortest of all the Great Lakes.

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40. Lake Erie is primarily fed by the Detroit River and drains via the Niagara River and Niagara Falls into Lake Ontario.

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41. Lake Erie is the fourth-largest lake (by surface area) of the five Great Lakes in North America, and the eleventh-largest globally if measured in terms of surface area.

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