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Which Great Lake is the only one completely within the U.S.? What states and provinces are touched by one or more of the Great Lakes?
from Carrera in Wisconsin

Lake Michigan is the only Great Lake contained completely within the United States; all other Great Lakes share a border with Canada. Eight U.S. states border the Great Lakes: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin; and two Canadian provinces border the Great Lakes: Ontario and Quebec (Quebec borders the St. Lawrence River, which is a vital part of the Great Lakes system).

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Answered on December 1, 2000

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