Long Island Sound is smaller.
All that area and so little depth is some nasty math. Storms roll in quickly, and the waves are like ex-wives- square and mean. Prolonged winds will cause the whole lake to move, resulting in water level fluctuations measured in metres over less than a half day. Over the last four centuries, Erie's furious weather has accounted for hundreds of shipwrecks.
When the weather starts to howl a prudent sailor heads for shelter. Good shelter means that a port will inevitably grow. Shelter-wise, it doesn't get much better on Lake Erie than Long Point Bay. We zoom in on the Bay in the next post. Stay tuned.
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