Lake Erie

Lake bordered by Ontario, Canada, to the north; New York to the east; Pennsylvania and Ohio to the south; and Michigan to the west.

Notes for Lake Erie

Fourth largest of the Great Lakes, it has been known for years for its high level of pollution.

Words Nearby Lake Erie

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How to use Lake Erie in a sentence

  • About sixteen miles from Lake Erie the river grows narrow and begins to descend with great velocity.

  • Andastes, a nation formerly inhabiting the territory on the southern shores of Lake Erie, southwest of the Senecas.

    The Indian in his Wigwam | Henry R. Schoolcraft
  • Rogers and his men, however, coasted along the shores of Lake Erie without adventure until early in November.

    Four American Indians | Edson L. Whitney
  • The Sandusky river before it passes through its narrow mouth into Lake Erie widens into a beautiful bay about four miles wide.

    Reminiscences of a Rebel | Wayland Fuller Dunaway
  • It looks a little confused at first, but when you know what it is you can see plainly enough that it is the battle of Lake Erie.

    The Hero of Manila | Rossiter Johnson