The Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence River superimposed on a map of Europe




    I googled it once and the only reason why the Great Lakes aren’t called inland seas is because they are entirely freshwater, not salt.

    By any other metric they’d be seas. Superior especially (the big one in the upper left) behaves like a small ocean, and has claimed at least 250 ships and over 1000 people. Gordon Lightfoot wrote a frankly chilling song about her that I’ll include here:


    Reblogging for the map as well as for Gordon Lightfoot.